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Over the past few years, I've come to realize that being open to opportunities that come your way can often be more important than actively seeking them out. Some opportunities we would never consider or dream for ourselves can end up being exactly the best experiences for us. I learned this lesson four months ago when I received a text from a good friend of mine, “Are you interested in going to Haiti this summer?”
Blog Update
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My upcoming trip to Africa had been on my mind for months. I had prepared a list of things I needed to buy, to pack, and to finish before leaving. However, when the day came to fly out, I found myself feeling as though I had never been more unprepared in my life.

Deanna Zernicke

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Deanna, from Bonduel, Wisconsin, is studying economics and agricultural business management. Her background in agriculture gives her a strong understanding of the importance of finding sustainable and efficient ways to produce food for the growing global population. With her drive to succeed and quantitative mind, she plans to contribute diverse ideas to solve the global food challenge. Deanna is mentored by Robin Mittenthal in the Global Health Institute.