Olivia G Y Lewis
As a writer, polyglot, and international relations enthusiast, I love exploring different cultures among diverse populations, both in my native Washington, D.C. area and abroad. My experiences, including writing for a Chinese newspaper and conducting research in Latin America, have deepened my passion for understanding how cultures, political systems, and economies interact and shape each other. I enjoy exploring my interests through blogging, photography, and public speaking, and am always looking to investigate new areas and issues around the world.
I'm currently serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Yunlin County, Taiwan. Check out my blog, Spring in the Cloud Forest, to see my latest updates on co-teaching and life in Taiwan!
Past and Present Roles
I covered politics, culture, and the 2020 election for this bilingual English/Spanish-language media site. Click here for my articles in English and Spanish.
I authored nearly a dozen stories on education, business, regional, and international topics for the Metro and Features sections of one of China's most prominent newspapers. Click on the link above to read some of my articles.
I covered topics such as Cross-Strait Relations and Asian migrations as a staff writer for GenerAsians, Wellesley College's student-run magazine on Asian/Asian American news and culture. Click on the link above to read some of my articles.
Blogs and Web Design
As an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in a local elementary school, I have recorded my experiences co-teaching, navigating the Taiwanese educational system, and reconnecting with my cultural roots.
An independent study exploring the historical relationship between xenophobia and disease
As a recipient of the Ted Wang Fellowship for East Asian Language and Business, I recorded six months of studying, interning, networking, and traveling in Shanghai, China
Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts
September 2016-May 2020
East Asian Studies Major
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Ted Wang Fellow for East Asian Language and Business
Spring Semester Abroad as a Ted Wang Fellow for East Asian Language and Business
Coursework in Advanced Mandarin Chinese, Chinese Financial Development, International Economics, and Chinese Society
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Fall Semester Abroad
Coursework in Advanced Mandarin Chinese, East Asian Economics, Development Studies, and Elementary Hokkien Language