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Splash Biography

BORAN MA, scientist and comedian.

Major: Splash at NU

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Boran (Bo) got her Ph.D. in materials science from Northwestern University in 2019. She is currently a postdoc associate at Duke University. Bo does standup comedy and comedy sketch writing as well. In her free time, Bo enjoys running, hiking, and paddle boarding with her pup.

Past Classes

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A710: Standup comedy and public speaking in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
Ever wonder what it is like to be a standup comedian? Or feel nervous about public speaking such as giving a presentation? In this class, we are going to talk about some writing and performing tips for standup comedy and what we can learn from doing standup comedy that is helpful for public speaking. Learning by doing is a great way to get comfortable and confident, so we will have writing practice as well. By the end of the class, each student will have the chance to perform a short standup comedy set.

A711: Sketch comedy writing in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
Need a creative outlet? Consider writing some sketch comedy with us! In this class, we are going to talk about some basics of comedy writing. After some warm-up activities, we will break into groups, write a short comedy sketch, and perform the sketch in front of the class.