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Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 17 – Tristine Lam – Why Is That Necessary?

Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 17 – Tristine Lam – Why Is That Necessary?

Tristine Lam and I had a killer conversation. She is a student at the University of Texas at Austin studying both Business Administration and Physical Therapy. Her mother and father are both from Vietnam and emigrated to Plano, Texas during…

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Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 16 – Sinemjoy (Joy) Arslancain – We Are So Connected Now

Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 16 – Sinemjoy (Joy) Arslancain – We Are So Connected Now

It was a pleasure talking to Sinemjoy Arslancain from Western Sydney University. Sinemjoy comes from a multicultural and multilingual family. In particular, Sinemjoy’s mother is from Turkey and arrived in Australia speaking little to no English, yet picked it up…

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Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 11 – Pua Pakele & Cabot – No, Really…Best Life Ever

Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 11 – Pua Pakele & Cabot – No, Really…Best Life Ever

Pua Pakele & Cabot graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, right in the middle of the global financial crisis. Finding a job as a new graduate was non-trivial and she decided to participate in Next Step Connections‘ internship program…

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Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 12 – Katie Wagner – I Would Call Myself A Texan

Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 12 – Katie Wagner – I Would Call Myself a Texan

Katie Wagner majored in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, will also be receiving a Business Certificate and loves to travel… Katie was encouraged to travel overseas by her mom…and she makes every opportunity to do so. She…

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Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 13 – Alex Dye – A Special Kind Of Irony

Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 13 – Alex Dye – A Special Kind of Irony

Alex Dye does not generally take the path of least resistance. Alex started traveling alone when she was an 8th grader... you read that correctly... 12 years old. Inspired by her family’s experience of hosting an exchange student from Holland,…

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Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 14 – Alex Wilkerson – It Started In The Fourth Grade

Next Step Conversations: Future Leaders – Episode 14 – Alex Wilkerson – It Started in the Fourth Grade

As a fourth grader, Alex Wilkerson went to summer camp…just like most kids his age. However, unlike most kids his age, Alex chose to learn Mandarin Chinese at camp and it changed his life forever. Alex was fortunate as a…

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