Georgia Students Share How to Grow into a Global Pro in GAcGEAR Video Competition

Posted April 19, 2021

The next generation of leaders will be ready to address the complex issues facing our local and global communities. Three students, from three Georgia universities, shared their ideas about the importance of global and intercultural experiences in preparing for global careers in the How to Grow into a Global Pro video competition. These student winners represent the many students in Georgia who are growing into global professionals, and who are ready to bring their fresh ideas, global skills, and rich perspectives to the table! We congratulate Christiana Stewart, Jason Sodikin, and Ayanna Grant on their incredible journeys and bright futures! Promo video ( and winning videos can be viewed at

The Greater Atlanta Coalition for Global Education and Research brings the education, public, and private sectors together to support global and foreign language education that equips students to think critically, to solve problems, and to contribute to a sustainable future. Global awareness and advanced foreign language skills are critical in every field, including science, technology, business, healthcare, the arts, and humanities. 

The How to Grow into a Global Pro video competition was made possible by community partners who served as judges and career advisors for the winning students. Winners get one-on-one professional advice from a global pro working in their field of interest at one of these organizations! Winners also receive Visa gift cards as an extra bonus!  For more information, visit or contact Diana Wrenn Rapp at

The Greater Atlanta Coalition for Global Education and Research is hosting an event with the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs at the Atlanta Global Studies Symposium on Wednesday, April 21st. All are welcome. Details below. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 21, 10:30 - 11:30am
Celebrating Atlanta's Global Youth Professionals: Global Talent for a Global City

Presented by the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs and the Greater Atlanta Coalition for Global Education and Research (GAcGEAR)

Talk to a panel of Metro Atlanta students and alumni who are working or have worked in global-oriented internships and positions. Learn how they landed internships and what they discovered along the way. Hear about the challenges and rewards of working in a globally-connected environment and find out where these panelists are going next!



Justice Victoria Frederick, English Major, Spelman College, Class of 2021; Ambassador for the CAPA Global Internship Program; Editor-in-Chief of Aunt Chloe Literary Magazine

Marquis Daly, B.A. in Psychology, Georgia State University, Class of 2020; Intern at the Japan-America Society of Georgia

Neta Kanny, M.Sin Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (Spanish concentration), Georgia Tech, Class of 2020; Academic Program Manager of the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Tech

Lucas de Souza Martins, M.A. student in American History, Georgia State University, Class of 2021; Former intern at the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs; current intern at the Georgia House of Representatives

Special Guests:

  • Anya Foreman, GSU Class of 2022, International Business Intern at the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs
  • Jenna Medcalf, GSU Graduate Class of 2021, International Affairs & Marketing Intern at the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs

Moderated by: Kristy Winkler, Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research, and Diana Wrenn Rapp, Atlanta Global Studies Center. 

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