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My name is Natalie Smith and getting to know new people, languages and customs in order to make connections with others is important to my personal and professional growth. At MSU, I served as an Orientation Leader and Road Runner and majored in International Business to accomplish these goals. Studying at the University of Zaragoza in Spain gave me the opportunity to live and interact with people from a distinctly new culture. That experience sparked a fascination with language acquisition and a love of travel that led me to learn new ways of living and celebrating life from around the world. I met an Alabama boy on my travels who encouraged me to go into education and get my masters in Elementary Education from William Carey University. After my travel experiences, I felt I had an understanding of the world, but having a child of my own expanded my heart and world view to new dimensions.