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Biography


Alia Kahan was born into the unusual. She was raised between a West Virginia commune, sugar plantation era North Shore Oahu, and suburban California. She attended Parsons in NYC for a BFA in Art, Media & Technology. After graduating into the recession, she hustled a multitude of jobs and built a freelance writing and editing career. She spent summers working as a cook in a Zen Buddhist center, then she shaved her head, sold all her belongings, and set off to backpack Mexico & Central America. Here she began surfing and changed everything to pursue the sport. Six years later, she is still surfing every day. She lives in a self-built Sprinter motor home, currently based in Mexico, with her rescue dog, Arroyo.

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Biography


Alia Kahan was born into the unusual. She was raised between a West Virginia commune, sugar plantation era North Shore Oahu, and suburban California. She attended Parsons in NYC for a BFA in Art, Media & Technology. After graduating into the recession, she hustled a multitude of jobs and built a freelance writing and editing career. She spent summers working as a cook in a Zen Buddhist center, then she shaved her head, sold all her belongings, and set off to backpack Mexico & Central America. Here she began surfing and changed everything to pursue the sport. Six years later, she is still surfing every day. She lives in a self-built Sprinter motor home, currently based in Mexico, with her rescue dog, Arroyo.

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Resume


SKILLS

· Spanish | Conversational fluency: language & Central American culture

· Writing, editing & proofreading | Story ideation | Editorial staff management

· Social media & marketing | Internet campaigns | E-commerce | Photography

· Microsoft Word & Excel | Adobe Creative Suite

· Knowledge of multiple industries: surfing, yoga, travel, retail, culinary

EDUCATION

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN New York, NY

BFA Photography2009 School of Art, Media, and Technology, Dean’s Scholarship

Resume


SKILLS

· Spanish | Conversational fluency: language & Central American culture

· Writing, editing & proofreading | Story ideation | Editorial staff management

· Social media & marketing | Internet campaigns | E-commerce | Photography

· Microsoft Word & Excel | Adobe Creative Suite

· Knowledge of multiple industries: surfing, yoga, travel, retail, culinary

EDUCATION

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN New York, NY

BFA Photography2009 School of Art, Media, and Technology, Dean’s Scholarship