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Ignacio Cruz

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Akwaaba! My name is Ignacio Cruz and I am a senior at the University of Texas at Austin! I am a proud Longhorn majoring in corporate communication.  I am from the Rio Grande Valley in the deep south of Texas.  This summer, I have been accepted to study abroad in Accra, Ghana on a four week service learning program.  If you would have t ... Read More »

Sarahann Yeh

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Hi, my name is Sarahann Yeh. I am currently a freshman studying Biological Sciences with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. I hope to one day work in International Healthcare to help implement practical health-related changes in local communities around to world. On campus, I love g ... Read More »

Sammy Yassin

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Ni hao! My name is Sammy Yassin. I was born and raised in Nebraska and most recently, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. During the start of my biological studies at Shelton State Community College, I stumbled upon an opportunity to visit Taiwan with a friend. This opportunity emerged into enrollment at Feng Chia University’s Chinese language center. ... Read More »

Camirra Williamson

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Hello! My name is Camirra and I am a sophomore at North Carolina State University. Currently I am majoring in middle school science education. When I’m not in class, mentoring, or snacking I’m usually exploring one of my many hobbies. My interest includes sewing, African- American literature, fitness/ health, cooking, jewelry making, ... Read More »

Gonktahlanee Thongphoon

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Konichiwa! Hajime Mashite! Watashi wa Gonktahlanee Thongphoon desu (My name is Gonktahlanee Thongphoon.) Yoroshiku onegaishimasu. I am currently a third year student at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. My major is in Computer Information Technology and my minor is Asian Studies – Japan. I have an interest in Asian culture an ... Read More »

Alexx Temeña

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Hi! My name is Alexx Temeña and I am currently a sophomore undergraduate at Brown University concentrating in cognitive neuroscience with the hopes of attending graduate school in clinical psychology. My primary academic interest lies in the intersection between the brain sciences and contemplative studies. Through my battle with anxiety ... Read More »

Lodoe Sangmo

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Hujambo! My name is Lodoe Sangmo and I’m currently a junior at Cornell University majoring in Human Biology, Health and Society and minoring in Global Health.  My parents were Tibetan refugees and my family immigrated to the Unites States from India when I was 10.  Witnessing a range of global health disparities and the limitations of ... Read More »

Yian Saechao

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Hey Hello Hey! My name is Yian Saechao coming from Seattle University in Seattle, WA, but my hometown is Portland, OR. I am originally the baby of seven siblings, but I was adopted into a one-child family. I am Iu-Mien. I realize that most people are not aware of who or where the Iu-Mien are from, but we do exist. The Iu-Mien is a small t ... Read More »

Nathalie Philippe

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Bonjour! My name is Nathalie Philippe, I am a currently an undergraduate student at Florida International University in Miami, Florida; where I am pursuing a triple Bachelors’ degree in Finance, Economics and International Relations. Therefore, upon the graduation I will not only be the first college graduate among my family but also th ... Read More »

Kevin Ng

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Salutations! My name is Kevin Ng, and I’m a sophomore at Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH, originally from Seattle, WA. I’m studying liberal arts at the moment, but have declared 3-2 Engineering as my major. I guess you could say I’m double majoring in liberal arts and Chemical Engineering. The 3-2 Engineering program grew out of a ne ... Read More »

Eder Medina

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Hello, I am Eder Medina. I am a freshmen studying civil engineering at the University of Texas. I am also a project lead for the UT chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World where I, and a few peers are building a solar powered LED light to replace kerosene lamps in developing nations. I am an incredibly energetic person and even thoug ... Read More »

Victoria LaFara

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Hello, My name is Victoria. I’m a first generation student, mother, queer, social justice organizer, proletarian, abuse survivor, and 4.0 student. I attend Portland Community College and work part-time. My mission is to ease burdens for as many lives as I have ability. I measure success by the quality of life for the least fortunate ... Read More »

Michael Cruz

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Hi! I’m Michael Cruz, a senior at Rutgers University. I started out pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree while taking Japanese language courses for fun but I realized I wanted language to become an integral part of my life. Now I’m just one year from completing an East Asian Studies and Mechanical Engineering dual-degree. When I ... Read More »

Christopher Covington

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Nǐ hǎo, my name is Christopher Steven Covington. I am a 25 year old, lifelong resident of a small, quaint town outside of Spartanburg, South Carolina called Sugar Tit. True to my southern roots, I was raised to hold hard work and dedication in high esteem, and to never underestimate the strength of the human spirit. Unbeknownst to me, t ... Read More »

Jessica Bastidas

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Hello, my name is Jessica Bastidas. I am a sophomore at the Maryland Institute College of the Arts in Baltimore, MD currently pursuing a Dual Degree in Illustration and Humanistic Studies and a Masters in Art Education. The diverse subject matter and mediums demonstrated in my art reflect my interest in all facets of illustration and my q ... Read More »

Crystal Baker

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Hello! I’m Crissy, a senior at Texas State University. I live in the great city of Austin, Texas where I work with an amazing organization helping children. After being a part-time college student for many years, I’ve almost reached my goal of completing my Bachelor’s degree before age 30. Although it has taken me significantly ... Read More »

Tenzing Atsentsang

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Hello! My name is Tenzing Rapden Atsentsang. I’m currently a third year undergrad studying Finance and International Business Communications here at the University of Oregon. Currently I’m a Client Associate Intern at Merrill Lynch. Working for one the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies is somewhat intimidating, but this internsh ... Read More »

Tacarra Lake

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>University of New Mexico- Valencia Campus, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Academic Year 2012-2013 Hello! My name is Tacarra Lake and I am a sophomore at the University of New Mexico. I am majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Conflict, Peace and Diplomacy. When I was eleven years old, I was removed from public ... Read More »

Kindra Wyatt

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>Hollins University, India, Academic Year 2012-2013 Hi, my name is Kindra Wyatt. I grew up on an organic flower farm in the Appalachian Mountains and spent eight years of homeschooling developing my appetite for adventure, love of creativity and pursuit of knowledge. I attend Hollins University where I am an International Studies majo ... Read More »

Clara Tsao

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University of California, Los Angeles, Botswana, Fall 2012 Hi, my name is Clara Tsao. I am is a 3rd year student studying Biochemistry (B.S.) and Sociology (B.A.) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). I have a passion for social entrepreneurship, complementary medicine, and public health. I am the founder and CEO of the 501 ... Read More »