Michael Ziadat (he/his), the proud son of immigrants and a first-generation Arab American, felt a life-calling to support the needs of learners by helping them break through academic, social, linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers. Michael’s decade-long work in international education, ESL, and adult education shines through in his advocacy to highlight the diversity within Arab identity.
Michael Ruth (he/his), a global explorer and BIPOC Focused Yoga Studio Owner, shares how his decision to leave the U.S. opened up new pathways of self-discovery and personal healing.
William D. Webber (he/his), Associate Director of Membership at Partners of the Americas, shares his experience becoming fluent in French and Spanish and how it changed the trajectory of his life.
Dr. Miguel Ayllon (he/him) shares how his Latino heritage guided him as an international educator and how valuing people over tasks helped him find his calling.
Kwame Gayle (he/his) shares how his identity as a black, Afro-Caribbean, queer immigrant living and working abroad has led him to recognize the inclusive value of “making space for others” while “taking up space” at the table to ensure representation.
Felix Wang (he/him) shares his experience as an Associate Director in International Education.
Michael Tseng (he/him/his) shares his experience as a Chinese American English as a second language (ESL) lecturer.
He gave his speech not looking at me, and all other eyes were shifting at me, on me and towards me. Never has this happened until it is the Black professor’s turn.