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Mashall Chaudry

Hanoi, Vietnam

Mashall was born in Pakiston. We can only assume that she did not subvert a blurb to cover up her Lollywood stardom. When she turned down Amir Khan’s marriage proposal, she fled to America to pursure a foreign service degree at Georgetown. Next, she is bound for Hanoi as a public health fellow at PLAN International.

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Vivian Chow

Shenyang, China

Vivian is a senior at UCLA where she indulges her penchant for over-analysis and sentimental poetry as an English major. In typical LA fashion, she loves sunshine, flip-flops, and the beach, and is a helpless victim of the overpriced and undersized organic produce market. Next year, Vivian will have to wean herself off of sunny socal weather as she heads off to the freezing temperatures of Shenyang, China. Summer plans: work on looking older so her students at Northeastern University won’t mistake her for a freshman instead of their new American teacher…

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Tarryn Chun

Taichung, Taiwan

Tarryn Chun has been flirting with China ever since she was old enough to play dress-up with her great-grandmother’s embroidered qipao. Since then she has outgrown her grandmother’s clothes, but not China. Her current favorite China-related activities include eating dumplings and watching Chinese soap operas. In June, Tarryn will graduate with a degree in East Asian Studies and then move to Taiwan for two years. She is afraid the fact that her parents barely batted an eye at this decision means that she is now an adult. Oh dear. Does that mean no more dress-up?

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Zaneta Clark

Bangkok, Thailand

When Zaneta is not preparing for her suited-up job at AIG, she’s dancing for Princeton’s self-procliamed funkiest dance group. We’re wondering why it took her so long to pass the AIG security clearance...or to write her blurb. Still waiting.

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Brian Cochran

Khao Lak, Thailand

Brian was birthed and molded along the tin can skyline of Cleveland, Ohio, where he developed his lifelong commitment to rocking and rolling. Like a sunspot, Brian is a rambunctious ball of channeled energy, and tries to legitimate his inability to sit still by calling it "performance art." Majoring in anthropology at Princeton University, Brian wrote his senior thesis on dwarfs because they’re the "next big thing," but nobody believes him. He loves kids and can’t wait to get over to Takua Pa, Thailand and "rock" the new teaching post there. Much of Takua Pa was destroyed as a result of the 2004 tsunami and many residents lost there lives, and more than anything Brian wants to bring a positive and constructive force into his school to facilitate the healing process and give these students who have experienced so much recent tragedy something to smile about.

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Sarah Comer

Shanghai, China

A Chicago-area native, Sarah studied Political Science and Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis. She has spent the last year as a legislative researcher for the Illinois General Assembly. She enjoys getting lost in cornfields and trying to avoid tornadoes but is looking forward to moving to Shanghai and working as a legal fellow at Orrick, a leading law firm in Shanghai.

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Danny Cook

Dalian, China

Danny Cook has high hopes for his upcoming year in China and looks forward to learning Mandarin and eating questionable meat. Danny graduated from Cornell University in the spring of 2006 with a major in Government and hopes that a year in China will help shed light on possible career options. If things do not work out, he plans on living in his mother’s basement till his late 30’s. Danny is originally from Wilmington, Delaware (yes, it is a state) and is proud to be a part of a strong pedigree of Delawareans including Ryan Phillipe and the guy from CNN’s crossfire.

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Matt Daniels

Khon Kaen, Thailand

Matt Daniels attends Villanova and is really into film. He is already thinking of films he can make in Thailand.

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Pier Deroo

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Dear Pier,

Row, row, row your boat, gently across the Pacific. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Thailand’s so terrific.

Welcome to PiA’s "crew". Don’t forget to write. Oops, too late.


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