My Projects

The Daily Californiandc

I publish videos, articles, and infographics for Berkeley’s student-run newspaper.

Highlights:
Students block Sather Gate to protest police brutality – A controversial video that went viral on Reddit and garnered 600,000+ views
Cal Band, the “Spirit of California” – This video takes a look at the important role Cal’s marching band plays in school spirit on campus
STEM majors branch out overseas – An interview-style article that encourages more STEM students to study abroad
Off the beat: Singing in the Shower – An opinion column suggesting that we should take advantage of the shower as our personal space to sing proudly
Where are UC Berkeley 2015 Summer Session international students from? – Infographic showing how many summer international students are from each country
2015-16 ASUC Senate & Executives –  Infographic showing the party distribution in UC Berkeley’s student government

Graphic Design

Check out my design portfolio.

Music Composition/Performance

As a member and officer of UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Composers Club, I composed and performed several original compositions. In the clips below, I am performing on marimba.
Ringtone
Composed and performed by Karen Lin
Quiet Night Thoughts– a classical Chinese poem set to music
Composed by Karen Lin
Performed by Ziming Li, Drew Zagieboylo, and Yvonne Lau
Caverna Virtual
Composed by Eric Delgado
Performed by Karen Lin

Study Abroad Video Contest

I placed third in the Berkeley Study Abroad Video Contest 2015 for a music video montage of my summer in Ireland. You can view it here.

The Mozaic Projectmozaic

I formed an instrumental pop trio with pianist Donald Chen and violinist Michael Hwang. We recorded YouTube videos and played live shows at Sliver Pizzeria. I performed with a variety of percussion instruments, including cajon, tambourine, glockenspiel, and more.
Youtube channel
Facebook page

The Black Sheepblack sheep

Unfortunately, my articles are no longer online after The Black Sheep redesigned its website. However, I’m not too sad that all evidence of my slightly embarrassing foray into college humor writing is no longer accessible on the Internet. For samples of my satirical articles, feel free to email me at karenarialin@gmail.com.

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