DC Interns

  • Aline Dolin

    Intern

    Aline is thrilled to be working with young writers as an intern with the DC Writopia team this summer! She is currently a rising second-year student at the University of Virginia planning to double major in history and English with a poetry concentration, along with a minor in art history. As a 2013 alumna of the National Student Poets Program, she designed and taught poetry workshops for non-native English speakers. Currently, she serves as a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal, and at UVA she spends her time outside class as a DJ and PR director for WXTJ and a writer for The Cavalier Daily. She is also a freelance writer who has contributed articles to Vinyl Me, Please Magazine. Her other passions include horror movies and '80s pop music.

  • Jasmine Wilson

    Intern
    Jasmine Wilson

    Jasmine is excited to join the Writopia team in DC as an Intern! She is currently in her senior year as an English major at Howard University with a minor in Africana Studies. Her experience as a writing tutor, researcher, and teaching fellow have heavily influenced her interests in writing and teaching writing. She currently works as a freelance photographer and campus tutor. Jasmine is looking forward to sharing her love for writing with young writers and gaining new insight into what writing means to others. When she is not working or in class, Jasmine enjoys watching cartoons and movies, reading comic books, and writing in her journal.

  • Kian Kelley-Chung

    Intern
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    Kian Kelley-Chung is excited to be a part of the Writopia family as an Intern in the DC Region. Kian has always been infatuated with storytelling. His family used to tease him for saying “and then, and then, and then” and never finishing his story. As a sophomore English student at the University of Maryland, Kian is studying to be a storyteller through graphic novels, film, and video games. His focus is to incorporate social activism into his work by humanizing and redefining the typically degrading narratives about minorities and provide a more representative perspective on cultural issues than what has been historically provided. Kian has just recently been accepted into the Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House at UMD, an exclusive creative writing living-learning program. Through the Writers’ House, he will have published his first graphic novel before he graduates. He is also a student in the College Park Scholars, Media, Self and Society program -- another living-learning program dedicated to teaching students how to analyze news and its impact on society. Kian is an artist, an advocate for imagination, and an activist for creativity.

  • Mason Hamberlin

    Intern
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    Mason is honored to serve Writopia D.C. as an intern for the 2017 summer! Mason is actually just an excited Writopia camper stuck in a twenty-something’s body. Born in New Jersey, Mason has moved every two to four years of his life—from California to France to England and back (though his heart belongs to Chapel Hill, NC). Currently, he studies Nonfiction and Publishing at the UNC, Wilmington. He hopes to teach and edit and one day provide a platform for challenging voices, whose unheard stories need to be heard. In the meantime, he has a lot to learn himself. He hopes his own writing sparks positive discussions about toxic masculinity, inequality, culture, and stigmas surrounding autism. (You can read his work at voicemailpoems.org, Thrice Fiction, and in various UNCW publications.) More than anything, he just wants you to know he listens and cares.

  • Noah Franklin

    Intern

    Noah is psyched to be joining the Writopia team in DC as an intern. He has just completed his sophomore year at Northwestern University, where he studies radio/TV/film and philosophy. He has been taking screenwriting classes, and enjoying them fully. He is the Editor at Large for Scene+Heard, Northwestern’s arts and culture publication. His writing experience comes in a variety of forms—screenplays and teleplays, columns, poems, album reviews, heartfelt text messages etc.—and he is eager to pass along some of the passion and skills he has picked up along the way. He firmly believes that better writing leads to better communication, which leads to better people and a better world. Along with being a writer, Noah is an audiophile, an actor, a hiker, a skier, and a novice freestyle rapper.

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