My name is Emily Gatterdam. I grew up here in Columbus, in the suburb Bexley. I like to think I come from a diverse upbringing, but many would disagree as soon as I tell them where I am from. Most people assume everyone is wealthy, Jewish, and white. I don’t blame them, Bexley is about 35% Jewish, 95% white, and has been home to big names in Columbus like Jerome Schottenstein and Les Wexner. Growing up for me was much different than the run of the mill Bexley student. My mom is head chair for short term youth exchange through the Rotary program, which has allowed my family the unique opportunity to host over 25 foreign exchange students. I think this shaped my opinion of the world outside the United States drastically. When I was younger I never thought much of anything besides how I lived and how America worked, even our school systems are structured that way, learning American history first. As I grew older and was able to be around people from varying countries I was able to see their view of the US and able to further my knowledge of their countries. I think it helped shape and and is the reason I am in the IA program. Most people think it is weird I am in the program because I am a pre-dental, Health Sciences major and they do not see the connect. I think that broadening everyones global outlook is important as well as improving other countries opinion of America.
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