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Navigating Diversity with Dr. Olivia Ngadjui - "Color at the Center" (Two Part Special) Part 1

Recorded in February in recognition of Black History Month, host Krystoff Kissoon sits down with guest, Dr. Olivia Ngadjui, rising counseling educator and cross-cultural relations enthusiast, to reflect on her journey from growing up in Washington, D.C.  in "a mecca of black power" to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) committed to serving communities in need. 

In Part 1, Kissoon and Dr. Ngadjui unpack her childhood growing up in a diverse community where she was covered in mentorship and color was at the center of everyday life. They navigate various isses such as code-switching, cultural exchange as a two-way process, the complexities of having multiple "homes", the meaning of Black History Month, debunking Eurocentrism, the power of narratives and the oral tradition, and the importance of knowing one's story and ancestors.

Krystoff Kissoon began his academic career at Idaho State University in Spring 2014. He is an