Life Mission Statement:
Diversity is reality. We are all connected through the increasing globalization of communications, trade, and labor practices. Changes in one part of the world affect people everywhere. Considering our increasingly interconnected problems, working together is the best strategy for accomplishing our goals. Because social and economic change barge swiftly across international & cultural borders, organizations are understanding the need to strive towards intercultural proficiency. We’re realizing that if we don’t improve our skills we’re welcoming gridlock. It is my mission to foster action along the continuum of cultural competence through five core ideas: (1) valuing diversity, (2) conducting cultural self-assessments, (3) understanding the dynamics of difference, (4) institutionalizing cultural knowledge, and (5) adapting to diversity. Embarking on this journey requires the kind of compassion and curiosity that can only be cultivated through challenging, colorful experiences and a desire for social change.