The OCA Family

 Managing Board

Gordon Fan (范思诚), President

Hi, I’m Gordon Fan. I’m a sophomore majoring in Social Science and minoring in Humanities. Born in a small city in the north of China, I grew up in a metropolitan city, Shanghai. This experience always leads me to the thinking of personal identity, migration, governing, and moreover the many social issues around us. At On Century Avenue, I’m also working as a journalist and writer, which gives me more opportunities to make the world my major. 

Throughout the Freshman year, I had worked in the Student Government, attended the NYU Global Student Council Summit, and performed in the Thespian Society (Theater club). Currently, I’m also an editor for Weilu (围炉), a cross-school student media which includes many prestigious Chinese universities. 

I believe On Century Avenue will be a great platform that fully represents the student body as well as a bridge to connect between the students and the school. We will also carry out deep exploration about this society from the unique perspective of a student media. 

Looking forward to this great journey!

Angel Olvera, Chief Editor

Hey everyone, my name is Angel, and I’m the Chief Editor of On Century Avenue. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Political-Economy. Born and raised in a small town in Texas, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of neoliberal indoctrination.

I grew up impoverished and, at times, homeless, in the wealthiest nation in world history. The absurd fact of this matter has propelled me into a life of advocacy. Engaging with people in varying positions on economic and political spectrums, I have gathered one key takeaway: The current global systems of power — whether they be governments, powerful corporations, or the increasingly-common combination of the two — are corrosive to the wellbeing of the general population. This understanding of the world leads me to believe that it is imperative that we challenge forms of authority. If they can prove their authoritative legitimacy, spectacular; if not, they should be altered or replaced. 

Student-operated media, like On Century Avenue, provide a phenomenal platform for questing these forms of authority.

Chanel Shen, Secretary

Hi everyone! I’m Chanel from Los Angeles, California, and I’m a freshman looking to major in Business and Finance. I originally joined On Century Avenue as a member of the Product Committee, but now, as secretary, I help manage the social media pages as well as keep in weekly contact with our President and chief editor to help generate new content for our website. During my freetime, I enjoy shopping, going out with friends, devouring anything with truffles in it, and playing League of Legends. Cheers to a successful semester ahead!

Steph Scaglia, News Director

Hi, I’m Steph, a sophomore majoring in Economics. Apart from being OCA’s News Director, I am also an active member of Thespians Society and TAMID. When I’m not focused on academics or my extracurriculars I enjoy doing yoga, going hiking, listening to podcasts and reading NYT’s morning briefing.

Michelle Li , Opinion Director

Hello there! My name is Michelle, from New York City. A bookish girl who draws and writes—that is, when she feels like it. Writing, in all of its forms, is a passion of mine and I hope that I can be able to channel it productively into journalistic writing. I infiltrated started out on the News and Opinions Teams, but now I have finagled for myself the high and mighty title of “Director of the Opinions Committee.” I hope that I can do it justice (read: mwahahaha). Moreover, I hope that, through investigation and reporting, that I can not only learn more, but share that acquired knowledge with others. 

Elisa Zheng (郑鸣谦), Director of Chinese Projects Committee

Hi, I’m Elisa Zheng from Shanghai. I’m a sophomore and still hesitating to make a choice between majoring in Mathematics and Data Science. I used to be a reporter of Children Daily (少年日报) and worked for high school’s TV station as the director of the photography department. Last year, I joined the Shanghai Students’ Federation (上海学联) as a member of the new media department responsible for WeChat official account’s copywriting and typesetting. With the working experiences in both traditional media and new media, I’m so excited to begin a new journey with our News Committee and On Century Avenue family! Do you want to have your own voice heard by more people? Join us! 

Robert Xiong (熊浩辰), Media Director

Hi, I’m Robert Xiong, the Director of Media Committee at On Century Avenue. Probably going to double major in IMA and Business, but I am still not sure right now. Born in a small city called Leshan, I also lived in Chengdu for six years. I won a Most Creative Award in an animation design competition during my freshman year and previously I just finished an internship in a consulting company. I do believe On Century Avenue will be a great, or the greatest platform for us as students here to participate in different affairs, communicate with each other, and record what is worth recording in our own history. Looking forward to the future, and also to your coming!

Alan Lecheng Chao, Videography Director

I was born and raised in Beijing. I would tag myself as a photographer, a film editor, and a musician. I have been editing short films and videos during high school, shooting pictures and producing music. Visual and audio media convey emotions, senses, and atmosphere. Along with On Century Avenue, we will cultivate a sense of community. I am proud of what I’m doing.

Bongani Musikavanhu, Film Director

Sup, I’m Bongani Musikavanhu I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and currently live in Boston Massachusetts. I am a Sophomore seeking to major in Business and Finance. However, I am also a passionate musician and videographer. I like to test my editing skills by making vlogs, and I push my musicianship by rapping in Chinese. My hopes are to develop my artistry as well as represent and merge various cultures. I value unity and understanding, and I feel as though art and media allow us to bridge those gaps and understand each other.


 News Committee

Monica Xu

Hi there! I’m Monica from Wenzhou, a coastal city in Zhejiang Province. I have special interests in movies, music, reading and watching shows, so they take most leisure time of mine. Besides,  I like traveling around with hope to meet people with different backgrounds, chatting with them face to face to know some interesting stories. I’m trying new things now because I didn’t have much time in high school to explore, so I will be taking piano classes this semester and also join some new clubs. Also, I’m a big fan of cooking and baking as well as eating! Therefore I often go to new restaurants with friends on the weekend. Can’t wait to have a great semester with OCA!

Mia Barkenaes

Hello! My name is Mia, and I’m a first-year student majoring in Business and Finance. At NYU Shanghai, I serve as an Admissions Ambassador, play on the women’s soccer team, and have been involved in various events such as TEDxNYUShanghai. I’m passionate about politics, reading and OCA!

Gurkriti Singh

Ni Hao fellow world enthusiasts! Gurkriti here, born in the land of the spices, brought to 中国 as a tiny tot. I mostly live in my thoughts, pondering on the already pondered upon. Writing allows me the space to converse with myself, and often challenge the permanence of my ideas before they’re down on paper, both creatively and academically. Just personify patchwork and you’d get me – an interwoven fabric of music, sports, Marvel movies, languages, laughter, late nights, politics, poetry, long walks, math–as long as we’re talking coffee/chai and conversation, count me in. Apart from jabbering, I have an undying passion to run after information and feed the forever unsatisfied hunger that is my curiosity. Excited to move closer to satiation!

Laura Kate Ismajli

Howdy! My name is Laura Kate, and I am a senior from Texas. I am majoring in Neural Science, and I absolutely LOVE anything to do with the brain, psychology, and biology. I like to keep my hands busy, so you can find me knitting, baking, or writing on my blog. I have recently discovered yoga, and how incredibly inflexible I am. I like being informed on current events, whether over a cup of coffee or in a classroom. I can talk to anyone about anything, especially music, Netflix, and traveling. I am looking forward to being a part of this wonderful community!

Gracie Zhou

Hi, I’m Gracie from Shanghai. I want to double major in Mathematics and Data Science. Currently, I’m trying to keep a good relationship with my may-be future majors (with much success). The one thing that I hate most in life is to waste time. So I always make myself busy: writing my blog, doing YouTube, coding, workout etc. I’m very excited to work with you this semester!

Amanda Qi

Hello everyone! I’m Amanda from Shanghai. I’m freshman right now, deciding to major in Business. I’m an explorer who wants to fill my life with adventures and surprises, so I’ve learned many things such as skiing, photography and plan to learn more! I’m optimistic and approachable, always willing to be a listener and helper when someone encounters trouble. So here I am, a girl with passion, curiosity and kindness!

Cathy Tang

Hello everyone! I am Cathy, a freshman this year. I was a member of the News Committee of OCA last semester. Now I am also a member of Chinese Committee. I was born and raised in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. I am creative, considerate and outgoing. I used to play an active role in different kinds of activities in my high school. I am interested in and concerned about news everywhere, whether students’ lives on campus or global issues facing the whole world. When I was a high school student, I enjoyed writing argumentative writings with critical thinking. I also enjoy soliciting contributions. With the experience of travelling to approximately ten different countries, I have learnt to see the world from a global perspective. I am willing to take on the responsibility of facilitating communication among students and enabling students of distinctive personalities and cultural backgrounds to gather together, share opinions and embrace challenges and differences by expanding my vision and generating different kinds of news stories. I hope that we can cultivate a sense of community and make the NYU Global Network a better one through OCA.

Qianyu Zhu (Julie)

Hi, everyone! I am Qianyu from Jiangsu Province, China. I enjoy the process of exploring and embracing warm stories in daily life, as well as making records of small pleasures and life aesthetics! I have many hobbies, including playing the piano, guitar, drawing, baking, shooting vlogs, but there is a long way to go before I master them. I also love reading media commentary, prose, and critique. So I joined the OCA news committee last semester, and also became a member of the NYU Life. Hope we can create a heart-warmed OCA together!
Currently I am in both the News committee and 中文部.

Scofield Zou

Hey there! I’d love you to call me Sco but obviously not in a tone that sounds like a ‘dead puppy’ in Chinese ;)
I was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, where the smell of hot pots pervade the city blocks and the national nature reserve for pandas is just a couple of hours’ drive from downtown. Nourished by my hometown, I enjoy a slow-paced life though it’s not easy to accomplish in college. But you can always find me with my earphones on, trying to get away from the heavy schoolwork, the buzzing of social media and the outside noise. Urban Contemporary is my favorite music style (that’s what Grammy calls it). Apart from an interest in writing articles, I do also have a strong passion in writing lyrics and creating songs. But I haven’t been pushing myself to do that. And I’ve been learning Japanese by myself at an unpredictable rate. Not a cartoon fan here, but my biggest distraction when writing essays is dreaming of sushi and ramen. I’d always be down for a glass of umeshu at an izakaya!
Looking forward to the adventure with OCA!

Lucas Goh

Ni hao! Lucas here! I’m passionate about exploring the hidden side of Century Lane and I’ll be asking the questions you never thought, seeking the answers you never asked. So stay tuned!

Sally Park

Hey, everyone! My name is Sally Park. I grew up in Orlando, Florida, and I’ve always loved photography and journalism. I truly believe that we are the generation that can make the world a better place if we just look inside ourselves and recognize that change starts with us. I am passionate about cultural awareness and everything surrounding the topic of how we can all learn to love each other in this age of disagreement. As the Website Designer and part of the News Committee of OCA, I’m really looking forward to seeing what we create.

Isabella Cuellar

I’m Isabella Cuellar. I’m Colombian but I’ve also lived in Bethesda, Maryland and Menlo Park, California. I’m currently based in Tel Aviv, Israel. I’m on track to be a Business & Finance major with a minor in Chinese and International Politics. Outside of OCA I play for the women’s soccer team. I love reporting on current events, especially US-Latin American relations and politics overall.

Opinion Committee

Scofield Zou

Hey there! I’d love you to call me Sco but obviously not in a tone that sounds like a ‘dead puppy’ in Chinese. ;)

I was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, where the smell of hot pots pervade the city blocks and the national nature reserve for pandas is just a couple of hours’ drive from downtown. Nourished by my hometown, I enjoy a slow-paced life, though it’s not easy to accomplish this in college.You can always find me with my earphones on, trying to get away from the heavy schoolwork, the buzzing of social media and the outside noise. Urban Contemporary is my favorite music style (that’s what Grammy calls it). Apart from an interest in writing articles, I do also have a strong passion in writing lyrics and creating songs, but I haven’t been pushing myself to do that. I’ve been learning Japanese by myself at an unpredictable rate. Not a cartoon fan here, but my biggest distraction when writing essays is dreaming of sushi and ramen. I’d always be down for a glass of umeshu at an izakaya!

Looking forward to the adventure with OCA!

Wenxin Tang

Hello there! I’m Wenxin. I’m a girl who dives into the art of poetry, who thinks philosophically, who imagines wildly. With independent comprehension of complexity, I write till I reach the inevitability of “the Garden of Forking Paths”, a world of the power of the truth conjured out of words. I deem writing as the highest cause, for the writer, their scar and thoughts are all captured in one piece, for “veritas, libertas, amare”. I love art, musicals, unresolved mysteries of philosophy and music, and my favorite movie is The Legend of 1900. I have a passion for new experiences and connections.

Gurkriti Singh

Ni Hao fellow world enthusiasts! Gurkriti here, born in the land of the spices, brought to 中国 as a tiny tot. I mostly live in my thoughts, pondering on the already pondered upon. Writing allows me the space to converse with myself, and often challenge the permanence of my ideas before they’re down on paper, both creatively and academically. Just personify patchwork and you’d get me – an interwoven fabric of music, sports, Marvel movies, languages, laughter, late nights, politics, poetry, long walks, math–as long as we’re talking coffee/chai and conversation, count me in. Apart from jabbering, I have an undying passion to run after information and feed the forever unsatisfied hunger that is my curiosity. Excited to move closer to satiation!

Jackson White

Oh boy! Where to begin… for starters, they say a picture conveys a thousand words, so it’s safe to say you can probably tell a lot about me by the photo I chose. But here are some things you probably couldn’t tell! First off, I’m a Business and Finance major (I know, I’m boring) and despite this, I’m horrible at math. Not to boast, but currently I’m studying in the most famous and prestigious of all the NYU Global Sites: NYU Denver (i.e. I’m taking classes online at home in my PJs). Other than school, I love to learn new skills and tricks, as well as tell dad jokes and make puns. For example, right now I’m teaching myself how to bartend and code. It’s definitely an interesting combination. The reason I joined the Opinions Committee is because I want to share my business knowledge I’ve gained over the last couple years (I’ve been working since I was 8!). Looking forward to a great semester!

Monica Xu

Hi there! I’m Monica from Wenzhou, a coastal city in Zhejiang Province. I have special interests in movies, music, reading and watching shows, so they take most leisure time of mine. Besides,  I like traveling around with hope to meet people with different backgrounds, chatting with them face to face to know some interesting stories. I’m trying new things now because I didn’t have much time in high school to explore, so I will be taking piano classes this semester and also join some new clubs. Also, I’m a big fan of cooking and baking as well as eating! Therefore I often go to new restaurants with friends on the weekend. Can’t wait to have a great semester with OCA!

Joshua Jensen

Hey everyone! I’m Josh Jensen from hardcore Rural Utah. I’m an enby pall (non-binary) who spends way too much time reading the news and trying to make sure we don’t collectively wreck the planet too much. I was the president of Green Shanghai last year (2018-2019), will be interning in Washington DC this summer and can’t wait to write lots and lots about how we can be nicer to the earth and lead the charge as part of the NYU community.

Xin Sun (Cecilia)

This is Cecilia, a girl who’s born and raised in Shanghai, and is very proud to call this city her home. I’m an introvert who always prefers to express myself through any channel that is not public speaking, so for me writing is a good way to reach out. My hobbies scatter in the strangest places and right now it’s musicals and theatre. I believe the process of creation has to be out of love, and sincerity is the priority of all.

William Howard

Hey! The pic I chose is the only one I could find on this computer, I’m generally a more happy and energetic person. I’m Will Howard, from Southampton, New York. I am a freshman at NYU Shanghai. Some of my interests include hiking, fishing, and most anything to do with the outdoors. I love to read about American history and recycle old computers. I also like film, but I don’t say it’s one of my interests because there are many far more interested in it than me. I am very excited to be with the opinions team this semester!

Benny Keer

Hi everyone, I’m Benny. I’m currently living in Australia. I was supposed to stay here one week but the coronavirus is stalling me here… literally, I’ve already tried to fly away three times (haha). Anyways, I’m really fond of surfing so I’ve been doing that a lot which is awesome!

Bella McDonald

 Hi everybody! I’m Bella. I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, but if I’m being totally honest I don’t relate at all to the culture of the American South (lol). I’m currently studying at NYU New York. As of right now I am an IMA major, though that will probably change a few times in the future. I call myself a hobby-hopper because I generally don’t stick to one thing for a prolonged period of time, but recently I’ve found a lot of joy in trying digital art and skateboarding

  Media Committee

Jennifer Cheung

Hello! My name is Jennifer and I’m from San Francisco, California. Visual arts has been my biggest passion for as long as I can remember. I have experience with studio art, photography, and fashion design, and have recently gained more interest in graphic design. I have extensive experience with media publications, having illustrated my own online column and photographed for my high school magazine. More recently, I was a graphic design intern at a wedding planning agency and a graphic designer for NYUSH’s 2019 commencement events. I’m looking forward to making more designs for OCA!

Chenlan Yao (Ellen)

Hi! This is Chenlan Yao and I go by Ellen. I’m from Shanghai and this is my second year in NYUSH. Having no professional training before but great enthusiasm in art design, I’ve been to the Central Saint Martin in London for fashion design learning and also completed my first intern as a UX designer in PwC AC Shanghai this summer. As a freshman of design, I am willing to know how far I can be and how much I can learn about both media and design, so here I am. Good to see you guys.

Sally Park

Hey, everyone! My name is Sally Park, and I’m from Orlando, Florida. I’m currently a freshman, planning to major in Business and Marketing. I’ve always loved photography and journalism, and so I’m really excited to be the Website Designer and part of the News Committee of OCA. I’m looking forward to seeing what we create this semester.

Emily Lynn Wright

Jiayin Fan (Mia)

Hi here is Jiayin Fan. you can call me Mia! I’m from Shanghai and I’m also a freshman. I like shooting vlogs so it is really cool to see the difference between personal vlogs and official videos for oca. looking forward to working with u guys and hope we can meet in near future!

Videography Committee

Harry Lee

Greetings! This is Harry from Sichuan. It is my great pleasure to join the video committee of OCA this year. Computer and photography is my main interest while I also like to play the piano in my spare time. Art and science are two important things in my life. Hope our journey in OCA would be an adventurous experience!

Peng Yu Wang

HeyHi guys my name is Peng Yu Wang, I go by Penny most of the time, nice to meet you all. I’m a freshman of class 2023, my intended major is Social Science. I like taking pictures and shooting vlogs when I go out. I can do some simple editing and I hope to improve my skills while work with you guys.

Jiayin Fan (Mia)

Hi here is Jiayin Fan. you can call me Mia! I’m from Shanghai and I’m also a freshman. I like shooting vlogs so it is really cool to see the difference between personal vlogs and official videos for oca. looking forward to working with u guys and hope we can meet in near future!

Vera Zhang

Hey guys I’m Vera! I’m from Beijing and I’m currently a freshman. I like watching vlogs made by the famous YouTubers and bloggers, and I started making my own vlog during this winter break. I would like to learn more video editing skills and contribute to the works in OCA Video committee ;)) Looking forward to working with you guys

Lanxuan Qiao (Cecilia)

Hi, my name is Cecilia. I come from Beijing. I have always been keen on performance and photography. I played the main character in the drama festival. I like myself on the stage. Also, I was the photographer of many projects in my high school. When I go out with my friends, beautiful scenery and people can always catch my eye. I would like to wait a long period of time to take a photo I’m satisfied with. It’s a pleasure participating in such a committee where I can do my favorite things.

Xinran Tong(Wendy)

I do have no videography experience in high school, but I’m learning pr. Now. I used to work in my high school media center and I was responsible for the content and broadcast.

Jiara Sha

Hey everyone! I am Jiara~I Love ART!I have been learning painting and dancing for more than 14 years.Currently I am doing oil paintings, pencil sketches and ballet.I love photo editing and taking pictures and I learned photoshop and web design in highschool.Additionally I am self-studying Premier and some other art designing softwares.I am happy and excited to be a member of OCA ~it gives us a sense of belonging and I am looking forward to starting this new journey with you guys!

Alan Lecheng Chao

I was born and raised in Beijing. I would tag my self as a photographer, a film editor, and a musician. I have been editing short films and videos during high school, shooting pictures and producing music. Visual and audio media convey emotions, senses, and atmosphere. Along with On Century Avenue, we will cultivate a sense of community. I am proud of what I’m doing.

Olivia Stewart

Hello! My name is Olivia, and I am a freshman at NYU Shanghai. I am from Lancaster Pennsylvania, a small rural community in the United States. I love telling stories, whether it is through words, images, or sound. I enjoy writing, playing piano and trumpet, and creating art. I think that a great film combines all of these into a memorable story. I have been making videos for a few years, and in 2019, I won honorable mention for my short film at the Student Television Network Convention. I look forward to exploring many different perspectives of this unique university and bringing the NYU Shanghai community together.

Yuexin Zhu (Sherry)

Hi, I’m Sherry and I’m from Shanghai. I like playing the piano and fixing Rubik’s Cube in my spare time. I enjoy trying new things, and currently I’m learning skateboarding. I ran a Wechat official account with my friends during high school, and I’m always interested in media. I didn’t have the opportunity to join any student media before, so I’m really excited and delighted to be a member of On Century Avenue. Looking forward to making some changes to NYUSH together!

 

中文部 (Chinese Projects Committee)

Rachel (闵婕)

Hello everyone! I’m Rachel. I am a person with critical thinking and creative mind, also I have great passion for exploring new things and making friends with all kinds of people. Photographing, art and music are all my interests. I am a member of NYUSH.Live and my previous job including but not limited to content planning, writing, interviewing and graphic/article layout. I’m looking forward to meeting you in OCA!

Wenxin Tang

Hello there! I’m Wenxin. I’m a girl who dives into the art of poetry, who thinks philosophically, who imagines wildly. I have started out a magazine and have published a poem in a public magazine, and an two essays on different journals.With independent comprehension of complexity, I write till I reach the inevitability of “the Garden of Forking Paths”, a world of the power of the truth conjured out of words. I deem writing as the highest cause, for the writer, their scar and thoughts are all captured in one piece, for “veritas, libertas, amare”. I love art, musical, unresolved mysteries of philosophy and music. Favorite movie: the Legend of 1900. Passion for new experiences and connections. 

Amanda (戚雨昕)

Hello everyone! I’m an explorer who wants to fill my life with adventures and surprises, so I’ve learned many things such as skiing, photography and plan to learn more! I have worked in Chinese Admissions Office as Chinese Ambassador since September of 2019. During winter holiday, i joined PEER Program to volunteer in a rural school.I’m optimistic and approachable, always willing to be a listener and helper when someone encounters trouble. So here I am, a girl with passion, curiosity and kindness!

Anakin (王煜弘)

Hi everyone. This is Anakin. I am skilled in computer programming and management, and published a brochure about my school in senior high. I am now operating a WeChat App and a Wechat official account.I am an independent challenger, always excited to explore the new field. What I am interested in are the changing society and social focus which need us to be rational and emotional at the same time. I hope I can always stay calm and remain optimistic. 

Lillian (张玥嘉)

Hi, this is Lillian. I prefer to describe myself as an unrestrained literature fanatic and a sensitive novelist. ALL the Japanese literature with melancholy expressions are my favorite; Always believe that for writers, “to give flesh and blood to the characters he creates is to give life to that part of himself which cannot be expressed”, having posted several novels on LOFTER with tens of thousands of words in total, I write therefore I am; Always enchanted with the Nocturne series by Chopin. As an emotional cello player, through practicing and appreciating these elegant melodies, I’m getting closer to those great souls who suffered from tragedy and frustration. Always believe that “what ears can hear, the heart can hear”.

Qianyu Zhu (Julie)

Hi, everyone! I am Qianyu from Jiangsu Province, China. I enjoy the process of exploring and embracing warm stories in daily life, as well as making records of small pleasures and life aesthetics! I have many hobbies, including playing the piano, guitar, drawing, baking, shooting vlogs, but there is a long way to go before I master them. I also love reading media commentary, prose, and critique. So I joined the OCA news committee last semester, and also became a member of the NYU Life. Hope we can create a heart-warmed OCA together!

Mengting Wang (王梦婷)

Hello I’m Mengting Wang(王梦婷) from Beijing, China. I thought of a brief introduction about myself — Passionate about love, celebrating insignificance. I really don’t know my personal experiences, so I decided to list the courses I had last semester: GPS, EAP, Calculus and Commlab.  This answer is too simple, so I’m looking forward to experiencing more.

Yanqi Zhang (Vera)

Hi everyone! This is Vera, a girl who’s born and raised in Beijing. I like to explore and observe all the lovely and warm things in daily life, and also some more serious social issues as well, these are some reasons that I want to be a part of the OCA. I haven’t done much work on literature, but I like the feeling when I try to express my thoughts by writing down something. Apart from these, I have a pet dog at home and I love the little animals very much, passionate with everything related to animal rescuing. I didn’t work at any place last semester, but have done some similar work in high school. Looking forward to working with you guys!

Xin Sun (Cecilia)

This is Cecilia, a girl who’s born and raised in Shanghai, and is very proud to call this city her home. I’m an introvert who always prefers to express myself through any channel that is not public speaking, so for me writing is a good way to reach out! My hobbies scatter in the strangest places and right now it’s musicals and theatre. I believe the process of creation has to be out of love, and sincerity is the priority of all. I have previous experience of working for our high school’s magazine and is glad to make use of my previous expertise in the OCA family.

Qianyue Tang

Hello everyone! I am Cathy, a freshman this year. I was a member of News Committee of OCA last semester. Now I am also a member of Chinese Committee. I was born and raised in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. I am creative, considerate and outgoing. I used to play an active role in different kinds of activities in my high school. I am interested in and concerned about news everywhere. When I was a high school student, I enjoyed writing argumentative writings with critical thinking. I also enjoy soliciting contributions. With the experience of travelling to approximately ten different countries, I have learnt to see the world from a global perspective. I am willing to take on the responsibility of facilitating communication among students and enabling students of distinctive personalities and cultural backgrounds to gather together, share opinions and embrace challenges and differences by expanding my vision and generating different kinds of news stories. I hope that we can cultivate a sense of community and make the NYU Global Network a better one through OCA.

Qianyue Tang

I’ve never expected myself to be a writer, and I always consider my thoughts immature. However, it’s just impossible for me not to say something when it comes to social issues, especially the recent coronavirus outbreak. As a political science major, I’m also exploring ways to practice what I’ve learned. So…here I am!

I love watching and talking about films. When I can’t find someone to talk to, I write reviews. My favorite films include Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, The Last Emperor, and To Rome With Love. I also love figure skating and binge watching political comedies on Youtube.

Other than OCA, my commitments for now include 24 Frames—-the film club of NYU Shanghai, and the unCoVer Project, which aims at bringing the stories in the times of coronavirus to a broader community.