College & Chess Panel Set for August 11th

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College & Chess Panel Part II: featuring four exceptional chess scholars

US Chess Women is hosting another College & Chess Panel for girls aged 12-19 with four exceptional panelists slated to present and speak. The panel consists of: 

IM Dorsa Derakshani: Dorsa wrote a searing New York Times op-ed after she immigrated to the United States from Iran. She started playing for US Chess and enrolled at Saint Louis University. She also gave a TED talk last year, and is a frequent lecturer for the Saint Louis Chess Club. You can find out more about Dorsa on our Ladies Knight podcast. 

WFM Kimmy Liu: A new and popular twitch streamer, Kimmy earned her WFM title at the 2017 North American Youth Championships. She is also an artist @fabled_grace. She'll be attending Cornell University in the Fall. 

Sofiya Lysenko: Science Fair Champion and Girls Code Chess Founder Sofiya Lysenko will be attending Harvard. Sofiya is running a series of workshops with her non profit, including one on creating a Chess AI. 

Sophie Morris-Suzuki: National Master and musician Sophie Morris-Suzuki is attending the Berklee College of Music in the Fall. She even plans to introduce attendees to some of her music. 

Sign up here  

US Chess will again post highlights from the event on our YouTube PlayList. Watch our first College & Chess Panel below. 

To get on the women's chess ZOOM group list, contact jshahade@uschess.org with your child's name, age and US Chess ID. Sign up for the teen girls chess and college panel here: https://forms.gle/37yVFKjU9f4XHt4H7

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