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Cherline Bazile

University: Harvard University
Major: History and Literature (American Studies)
Languages: English, Haitian Creole, Spanish (Intermediate), French (Beginner)

Biography: I am a junior studying Social Studies at Harvard University, focusing specifically on social and political thought of the 20th century. I am also a published writer on Bit of News and TIME Ideas. I believe that my differences are assets. As the first in my family to go to college, I have an unwavering drive to accomplish my goals. And as a low-income student I have a familiarity with resilience.

These experiences have made me into a flexible thinker, capable of taking an idea and running with it. This skill is evidenced by my previous position as director for the Black Arts Festival, a series of events that grew out of a need to respond to racial divisions in the United States. I spent the year bridging art and activism by bringing different speakers and artists on campus to reflect on how people can utilize their talents and skills to transform the minds of others. On campus, I am a researcher part of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, which attempts to deepen the analytic skills of young academics of color. I also mentor for Strong Women, Strong Girls, a program where I use a historical curriculum of successful women to empower my class of 3rd-5th grade students.

After college, I hope to go into consulting to continue learning and develop knowledge of the business sector, and I hope to contribute specialized writing to global press/media and academia.

Selected Writings

2015 |  TIME Ideas
The Problem ‘With Following Your Dreams’

2015 | 180 Moires
The Solutions Are Not Easy