Hello! I am Kalina (Jane Chen) Silverman. I am from Santa Monica, California, and travel often. Right now, I work in Singapore as a Fulbright Program Research Scholar at the National University of Singapore. My research project has two components; "Bridging East-West Communications through Big Talk" and "Evaluating the Effects of Big Talk in Establishing Empathy Between Local Singaporeans and the Migrant Worker Population."

I care about telling stories and creating ideas that help broaden global and intercultural understanding. In seeing this vision through, in 2012 I founded MIXED and in 2014, I created 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. I also work professionally as a model in Los Angeles and Singapore, and am interested in further opportunities to work internationally and cross culturally in the media, hosting, and journalism space.

Passionate about music and the arts, I am also interested in collaborating with people on projects that bridge cultures through the use of education, art/music, and journalistic storytelling. 

During my free time I like to stay active (bikinghiking, dancing, swimming, rock climbing, practicing yoga, and playing tennis), adventurous, and creative (working in my art journal, singing/songwriting, and playing the piano). 




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

AUG 2017 (Singapore)   Beginning U.S. Fulbright Research Scholarship (2017-2018) in Singapore. 

APR 2017 (Los Angeles)   Working on BIG TALK & songwriting. 

JAN 2017 (Los Angeles)    Creative Resident at 72andSunny. 

JAN 2016 (San Francisco)    Interning for Facebook Stories

SEPT 2015 (Los Angeles)    Modeling and Speaking about BIG TALK. 

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





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