Carolyn graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. Honors degree in communications and international relations. As an undergraduate student, she completed a yearlong individual project to study the role of social media and news framing in Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution and the Arab Spring. Carolyn has also interned and written for U.S-China Today of USC on various issues, including the medication plight of Chinese AIDS patients and the grassroots Cultural Revolution Museums in China. Prior to that, she held internships at Caijing Magazine in Shanghai, as well as KTLA5 News and LA18 KSCI-TV in Los Angeles. She is interested in investigative reporting on social and public affairs, with specific passion for China. Beyond Stanford, she hopes to integrate multimedia storytelling in investigative reporting on victimization issues, and keep telling true stories about China within a trans-border context. Originally from Xi’an, Carolyn has lived in London, Los Angeles and traveled around the world.
Carolyn Zhang, MA Class of 2016 Stanford Journalism