General Information
Name
Ngor Luong / 梁佳琳
Sex
Female
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Industry
Education
Citizen of
Cambodia
Education
University
  • Middlebury College (2019)
High School
  • Downtown Magnets High School (2015)
US-China Experience
Cities lived in the US
  • Malden, MA (2010/03 - 2011/06)
  • Los Angeles, CA (2011/06 - Current)
Cities lived in China
  • Beijing (2015/06 - 2015/07)
  • Hangzhou, Zhejiang (2016/05 - 2016/06)
Chinese Level
Listening: Basic
Speaking: Basic
Reading: Basic
Writing: Basic
Work Experience (2 years of work experience)
2016/07-Current
Volunteer and Translator at Letters for Black Lives
China Related?
No
Industry
Other/Not Classified
Description
Letters for Black Lives is a set of crowdsourced, multilingual, and culturally-aware resources aimed at creating a space for open and honest conversations about racial justice, police violence, and anti-Blackness in our families and communities. Collaborating with two other volunteers online, I drafted and translated the letter into Khmer (an official language in Cambodia). For more information, visit https://lettersforblacklives.com/

2016/07-Current
Student Intern at The Los Angeles Times
China Related?
No
Industry
Media and Journalism
Description
I shadow journalists to board meetings, interviews for field work. I'm also instructed by the homepage design team, calendar design team and video editing team.

2016/02-2016/06
Researcher at Trade, Diplomacy and Development in China
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
After spending 2 months doing background research and writing literature review on vocational education in China and getting trained with the META Lab at Middlebury, I spent 5 more weeks refining the research question and instruments and interviewing local officials, school administrators, teachers and students in Hangzhou, China. After coming back to the U.S. I analyzed the data and wrote a report.

2015/09-2015/09
Volunteer at Middlebury College Language in Motion
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
The program's mission is to promote intercultural understanding in local schools. With my experience in China and my current course in Chinese, I led and taught a class of 6 elementary school students Chinese language and culture. I brought in interactive activity and interesting powerpoint presenting to engage the young students and cultivate their curiosity.

2014/08-2015/06
Founder and Chapter President at Junior States of America
China Related?
No
Industry
Education
Description
Junior Statesmen of America is a student run organization that has members all over the nation. JSA allows for an exchange of ideas through stimulating student debates, thought talks, problem-solving and a variety of simulations. The students in this organization work together to encourage their peers to be more active in civic works through activism and campaigns. I founded a chapter at Downtown Magnets High School