Erika Witt, Class of 2014

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