Entries by Shin Yu Pai

How We Got Here

One of the coolest things about this program is that we all come from very different places—geographically, socially, and philosophically. We’re from New York and California, from Alaska and Iowa. We’re from the Mississippi delta, from the border of Texas, from a temperate rainforest. We’ve been in the military and we’ve been in the theatre; we’ve been […]


We’re back, and we’ve grown! One of the new cohort members remarked, “This can’t be everyone! We can fit in this tiny room,” but it seemed so overcrowded compared to the six people I’d become accustomed to. There’s lots of new energy, lots of new voices, and the campus feels a lot more active. Our first day […]