BIO

Hi! My full name is Kalina Jane Chen Silverman. I am originally from Santa Monica, California, and travel often. Right now, I am working in Singapore as a Fulbright Program Research Scholar at the National University of Singapore. My research project is about "Bridging East-West Communications through Big Talk," and more closely, "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 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 stay very 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). 

 

POSITIONS

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)    Working as a Creative Resident at media agency, 72andSunny. Growing BIG TALK & illustrating a children's book.

JAN 2016 (San Francisco)    Interning for Facebook Stories. Working on BIG TALK. Practicing yoga, rock climbing, & dancing.

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

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

 

MEDIA MENTIONS

(BIG TALK & MIXED)

 

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CONTACT

Visit social media accounts (at bottom of page) or get in touch at kalinasilverman@gmail.com. You can also sign up for my newsletter (where I post BIG TALK and personal updates) at www.tinyletter.com/kalina. Thanks!