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The Inside Story of Refugee Resettlement with US Together & Nadia Kasvin

“We’re not here to help people to survive – they survived without us. We’re here to give them tools that will help empower them to succeed.” — Nadia Kasvin

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Serial Volunteering with Raj Thangavelu

I have known Raj Thangavelu since high school – we ran cross-country together, and he taught me an important life lesson.

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GRIT, Building a Career with a Criminal Record & Harley Blakeman

I met Harley when he interned at our office. I knew he was a relative of my parents’ friends for college but had no idea of his story, or his social mission to help ex-offenders get back on their feet.

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Transracial Adoptees with Donna Blume

Donna Blume has spent her life exploring issues and identity around transracial adoptees, and uncovered insights into what it means to grow up with two cultures, and how to overcome challenges being stuck in the middle.

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An Unexpected Chill in Brussels

I have heard wonderful things about Brussels: it’s a nice modern city, easy to get around in and beautiful in the summer.

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All you need to know about Londoners

London is the premier international city. You can walk down Oxford Street and easily hear 10 languages in 10 steps, because people come from everywhere and anywhere. (I used to think New York was the most diverse city in the world, but it really pales in comparison to London.) Even after 9 years living in […]

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Culture, Diversity & Mikela Thomas

For this first episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mikela Thomas, the diversity liaison at Cheshire Elementary School, about culture and diversity.

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Belize & Communal Eating

The Thatch Caye resort in Belize was my first experience with communal eating.

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Belize & The Anatomy Of An Awkward Traveler

I’ve earned my badge for traveling – spending a year abroad in high school as an exchange student; followed by 9 years as an expat in London, where I discovered my now wife from India; and now with her, traveled extensively throughout Europe and India. Oddly though, I’m not a social traveler. Slightly introverted by […]

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Moroccan Social Entrepreneurship

One of the first observations when traveling through the Moroccan countryside is the lack of billboards and advertisements.  A US highway has so many signs, billboards and noise constantly grabbing for your attention that you almost don’t notice it.  Outside of the Marrakesh, many of the accommodations are adequate and yet simple — without much of the […]