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Alumni Profile: Karl Orozco '13

Karl leading a play-and-print mahjong workshop as part of his community engagement printmaking project, Come You Back to Maynila Bay, at the Neon Museum of Las Vegas, NV In the second installment of our Alumni Profile series, we are excited to feature Karl Orozco. Karl graduated in 2013 majoring in Visual Art and Sociology and served as a Shansi Fellow in Banda Aceh, Indonesia from 2013 to 2015. Karl is an artist and museum educator whose art focuses on gaming as a multidisciplinary art form for community building and non-linear storytelling. His artistic practice centers around the games we play and the ones we inherit. He employs a democratic art-making practice, striving to level the fiel

Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Rogers '07

In the first installment of our new Oberlin Shansi Fellowship Alumni Profiles, we are delighted to feature Elizabeth (Beth) Rogers. Beth graduated from Oberlin in 2007 majoring in Creative Writing and Dance and served as a Shansi Fellow from 2007-2009 at Shanxi Agricultural University in Taigu, China. Since finishing her Shansi Fellowship, Beth has published two books of poetry and several essays, along with holding teaching positions at Kenyon College, Cornell University, Tulane University, Bard Early College New Orleans, and George Mason University. Her first book, Chord Box, was published in 2013 and was a finalist for both the Miller Williams Prize and the Lamba Literary Award. Chord Box

Shansi Fellowship Alumni Infographic

In 2019 we sent a survey to Oberlin Shansi Fellowship alumni asking them to share some facts and thoughts on their Fellowships and post-Shansi lives. We wanted to better understand how the Fellowship experience might have affected the career trajectories and professional experiences of our alumni. We had an amazing response rate, with nearly 50% of our alumni participating. Some of the most dynamic findings were summarized in an infographic that provides a visual snapshot of the impact of the Shansi experience (see below). These stories and statistics demonstrate that Shansi Fellowship alumni are focused, engaged, and making a tangible impact in incredibly diverse fields, like the arts, publ

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