■ Mt. San Jacinto College
Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) student Niu Liu is headed to Pyeongchang this week for a dream opportunity. She will interview athletes participating in the Olympics for a magazine called “Chinese Magazine.”
Liu, 20, who graduated from high school in China, now lives in Murrieta. She is in her second year at MSJC. She is planning to transfer to the University of California or California State University system and wants to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications, including public relations, film and media. She said she also has an interest in Asian studies. Liu has been an intern for the magazine that has been published since 1978, according to owner Annie Xiang.
“Last year, I went to Silicon Valley and many universities to interview famous and excellent people,” Liu said. “This time will be very wonderful and meaningful for me.”
Liu said the sponsor who selected her for this opportunity at the Olympics, English First, has her scheduled to watch curling and other competitions. English First is an international company that provides “life-changing education for global citizens,” according to its website. She said she will interview the athletes and take photographs for the magazine. Liu said she plans to attend other competitions and interviews.
Liu said the education at MSJC and her internship at Chinese Magazine have “prepared me to be ready for on-the-spot questions; to respond in a genuine, confident, and mindful manner. With a small microphone, I feel ready to make [an] impact on [the] world!”