Cvetanka Rizvanovic

Attending:University of Utah
Studying in Netherlands (Fall) | *Malú Alvarez Global Access Scholarship
"Hello" in your host country's language: Hallo
Home Institution (your U.S. University/College): The University of Utah
Expected graduation year: 2024
Destination city & country: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Program provider: University of Utah Exchange Program
Major/minor: Elementary Education / Human Development and Family Studies
Demographics: Caucasian/White, First-Generation American, First-Generation College Student, Bosnian with a Refugee Background
Future career aspirations: I am currently working to obtain my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with future plans to earn my Master's degree in education to serve in an administrative position. I strive to adopt a pedagogy that focuses on embracing cultural diversity and in doing so, work towards resolving educational inequities while strengthening community and family connections in all aspects of education. Within my career, I will address the intersections of environmental justice and quality of education as I believe it is of the utmost importance that every child receives an excellent education regardless of their socioeconomic status and positionality.
Top 3 goals for your time abroad: 1. Familiarize myself with different teaching styles and view the art of education from a multicultural lens.
2. Work on identifying and dismantling my own biases, learn how to implement Anti-Bias education.
3. Gain a better understanding of how Amsterdam and international history have influenced the Netherlands ' successful education model as one of the best in the world.

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