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The GI Distinction and Successful Perseverance - Natasha Byrd 

Recent UVU graduate, Natasha Byrd, shares her experience participating in the Global/Intercultural (GI) Distinction. In her final GI designated course, Natasha described her development as she faced the challenges of parenthood, looming graduation deadlines, familial loss, and more…

 

“During that class I was not expecting to reflect on my own life experiences and the type of culture I grew up with and how that has evolved over time to who I am today and ways that I can still continue to grow in my awareness of other cultures and religions. This class was one I looked forward to every week despite having a heavy load in my school schedule plus working full time, raising a child, having covid, and losing a family member in one semester alone. I ended up finishing that semester with straight A's to get my first 4.0…”

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