BIO

Hi! My name is Kalina Jane Chen Silverman. I am from Santa Monica, California, and travel often for documentary journalism, research, modeling, speaking, and public relations projects. I care about creating ideas and telling stories that help broaden global and intercultural understanding. Recently, I worked in Singapore as a Fulbright Program Research Scholar, studying "Bridging Cross-Cultural Communications through Big Talk." During my time at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, I worked on documentary films in Ecuador and Germany about education and the Holocaust. In 2012 I founded MIXED and in 2014, I created BIG TALK. Passionate about music and the arts, I am interested in work on projects that bridge cultures through education, art/music, and journalistic storytelling. During free time I like to stay active (dancing, swimming, hiking, yoga, and tennis), adventurous, and creative (working in my art journal, songwriting, and playing the piano). 

POSITIONS

JAN 2019 (LA/DC/NY) Filming new BIG TALK interviews and serving as a 2019 U.S. Fulbright Alumni Ambassador.

OCT/NOV 2018 (Kazakhstan) Creating a documentary film, delivering communications workshops, and developing curriculum for Narxoz University Business School.

SEPT 2018 (NY/SF/DC) Speaking about (Elite SEM, Adobe, and Google) and growing BIG TALK.

FEB 2018 (Singapore)  U.S. Fulbright Research Scholar in Singapore, Model with Basic Model Management (Singapore), Artist in Residence at Vagabond Hotel with Un-canned Art.

JAN 2017 (Los Angeles)  Working on BIG TALK & songwriting. Creative Resident at 72andSunny. 

JAN 2016 (San Francisco) Interning for Facebook Stories

SEPT 2015 (Los Angeles)  ModelingSpeaking for BIG TALK. 

SEPT 2014 (Chicago) Studying Broadcast Journalism at Northwestern University. Founding and Leading MIXED.

MEDIA MENTIONS

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BIG TALK NEWS


CONTACT

Visit social media accounts (at bottom of page) or get in touch at kalinasilverman@gmail.com. Modeling inquiries can be directed to booker@basicmodels.com.sg You can also sign up for my newsletter at www.tinyletter.com/kalina. Thank you!