Awesome Washingtonian of the Day Sept 7, 2010
September 7, 2010 3 Comments
Name: Shiyun Lin (Serena)
Live in: Awesome DC
Originally from: Fujian, China
Profession: Student at American University, Washington, DC, where I am pursuing a master’s degree in Public Communication
What I love about the DC area the most: My favorite thing about D.C. is that there are so many folks dedicating their spare time into the charities.
I myself has been inspire and have been volunteering in various fashion events benefiting the good causes.
About me: I am a twenty-three years old. I was born and raised in Fujian, China and attended boarding school in Cambridge, United Kingdom. I moved to the United States from Xiamen, Fujian, China in 2009. I speak fluent Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese (Hokian), and English. I also speak some French, thanks to my half-French grandfather.
If there is a line to put under my name, I would like to cite the quotes from Audrey Hepburn:
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
I am a single, young lady who enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Some of my personal goals include being a good daughter, a good granddaughter, and a dependable friend. My mother and my grandmother are my role models because they are loving mothers, caring wives, and schoolteachers who actively promote the Chinese culture in their communities.
My personal interests include jogging, dancing, hiking, horse riding, playing piano, singing, and modeling. In my free time, I help local charities promote their events by donating my time and talents as a model. So far, I have modeled for the Fashion for Passion event to end human trafficking, Green and Gorgeous Fashion Show to raise breast cancer awareness, and the 2010 Apparatus Fashion Show that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness. I also serve as a co-chairperson for my local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser, and I recently joined the Smithsonian Young Benefactors Society. I enjoy indulging myself in the charities events in and around D.C. metropolitan area. After graduate school, I plan to create my own strategic communications company and promote the wonderful Chinese Americans culture, giving the Chinese American community a larger presence with pride in mainstream American society.
If I am selected as a pageant winner, I will use my communication and interpersonal skills to promote the cultural exchange between China and the United States and represent my family and community with pride and dignity. My pageant event page. Ticket sales are closing by this coming weekend, Sept 12th. The show is on Sept 17th. Get the tickets and use them to vote for me at the event.
Those of you who know me, please, leave your comment here for others to see and make their judgment on their rating.
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