“From the moment I met Noaquia, I was extremely impressed by her enthusiasm, charisma and her professional attitude. Whenever she visited a school for a classroom discussion, she immediately connected with the students due to her open and outgoing personality. Noaquia’s extensive knowledge on a wide range of issues relating to U.S. and international politics, society and culture enabled her to effortlessly speak about any topic the students were interested in and thereby dispel many preconceptions and stereotypes that are common among German youth. Based on both her own personal background, as well as her deep commitment to advancing equal rights for young people of color, especially Noaquia’s discussions with students about diversity in the U.S. were of tremendous value in providing a realistic picture of the achievements, challenges and goals of Americans of color in today’s society.”

- Heike, Youth Outreach Coordinator, U.S. Embassy Berlin

“Dr. Callahan was an excellent speaker. She never lost eye contact and chose vivid examples. Her personal experiences lead me to believe that college scholarships are not so scary.”

- Mario, 11th grader, Poly High School

“I really loved your presentation! Your background story really motivated me to stay true to myself and to keep seeking opportunities.”

- Alanis, 11th grader, Poly High School

“I’m very glad to have experiences a presentation from Dr. Callahan. It was informational and impacted my mindset toward study abroad and taking new opportunities throughout and after high school.”

- Daphne, 11th grader, Millikan High School

“I’ve been out of the scene from school for a while, so I was out of touch with what a professional essay was.  Noaquia was patient, and was able to relate the information to me. In the end she helped me become part of a program that will help launch me into my career.”

- Brandi C., NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar, Biophysics Major @ Fullerton College

“This presentation was very professional and beyond inspiring. I’ve been super iffy about applying to scholarships right now because I’m a junior but this presentation felt like a sign for me to stop being afraid and just start applying.”

- Ayleen, 11th grader, Wilson High School

“Thank you Dr. Callahan for the presentation. It inspired me to get out of my “bubble” and decide to apply for scholarships that are meant for study abroad.”

- Stephen, 11th grader, Sato Academy of Math and Science

 

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