Shanghai Alumni Updates

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Updates recieved Fall 2013

Claudia Lee Gervais, 2008 Fall – On October 6, 2013, Claudia married fellow IES Abroad Shanghai alumnus, Eli Gervais. They both participated in the IES Shanghai Fall 2008 program (the very first class in Shanghai). This is where they fell in love with the country and with each other. They came back to work as RAs for the IES Shanghai program between 2010 and 2011. They live in Northern California now, where Claudia works for a tech start-up and Eli works for a consulting firm. They celebrated their marriage with family, friends, and fellow alumni from the IES Shanghai program. She would be happy to share a picture should you like further details!

Updates recieved Spring/Summer 2012

Julia Nethero, 2010 Fall - Julia graduated from Vassar in May 2012 and will attend the IUP Intensive Language Program, funded by the Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) in 2013. She will study at Xi’an Jiaotong University on the Fulbright Research Grant. Her project is on the efficacy of NGOs to empower women politically in China.