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Joanna Liu

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Joanna Liu is a rising freshman at Harvard, and a dedicated writer empowering students through writing and publishing. She won multiple National Scholastic Gold /Silver Medals in writing and is the 1st place winner of Bennington’s Young Writers Awards in Creative Nonfiction. She attended some of the nation’s top writing programs, such as the Iowa Young Writers Studio, Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, and the Adroit Summer Mentorship Program.

Joanna has a strong background in academics as well. She was selected as the winner of the 2024 National Merit $2500 Scholarship, received 36/36 in ACT, and scored 5 in AP English & AP Literature. She authored 15+ Recognized/Accepted/published works at The New York Times, Bennington College (.1%), Copper Nickel (0.5%), Ninth Letter (1%), National Poetry Quarterly, Young Poets Network, and more. Currently, Joanna serves as an editor/executive editor for multiple literary journals.

Joanna’s passion for writing led her to provide others the same outlet, mentor younger writers, and help them find their voices. She taught 17 courses at Diyi while developing extensive training in essay editing and curriculum designing. She mentored students to win awards at YoungArts, the New York Times Writing Contest, Scholastic, and more. She was awarded the Scholastic National Outstanding Educator Award in 2024. In her free time, She likes to sing, dance, draw, and chase chickens.

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