Erika Witt, Class of 2014

“Never in my life would I have imagined someone selecting me to embark on an adventure with 19 stellar American and Egyptian individuals in regards to repairing the relations between the United States and Egypt. I am still pinching myself to verify that this experience is real and thanking my ancestors and the people who made this life changing experience possible for me and made a life goal/passion for me possible. I wouldn’t have imagined at a younger age that not only would I be talking to professionals in my field of expertise but also speaking with dignitaries, ambassadors, CEOs, teachers, etc., on topics that will give me the tools to be a true global citizen and prepped to make this world a better place to raise the next generation in. The 2014 East-West: Art of Dialogue initiative has been a blessing in my life that not only opened up a world of possibilities in a time where my dreams seemed to be unachievable but I also made connections and lifelong friendships with some of the most amazing people in the world.”
Erika Witt, Class of 2014
Graduate Student, Museum Studies, Southern University at new Orleans

4th February 2016