156: From Study Abroad to Life in the Netherlands with Laura Quintero-Soekarnsingh
This week our special guest is Laura Quintero-Soekarnsingh who shares her study abroad and moving abroad experience in the Netherlands.
Laura is a program officer at ECHO, Expertise Center for Diversity Policy who has been involved in multiple diversity and inclusion projects in the U.S. and the Netherlands. During her studies at UCLA, she combined her Sociology major with projects in access and outreach to contribute to social justice change in education and society. In 2019, she moved to Amsterdam to begin a new life with her family and to continue the necessary work of diversity and inclusion in the Netherlands.
In this episode we discuss:
– How she landed the opportunity to study abroad as a first-gen Chicana
– What factors led to her decision to move from California to the Netherlands
– The benefits and challenges of living and raising a transnational family in Europe
– And how she has built community within exchange programs and DEI work
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