Luis Gonzalez is a sophomore from Mexico majoring in Political Science.
In his first year, Luis learned random phrases in different languages as a way to start conversations with people. From there, he learned the importance of conversation in diverse communities such as this university.
In his talk, Luis explores how we can use conversation in diverse contexts to develop our own identities, learn about others and build bridges in between. From being challenged in his beliefs to creating links between Arabic and Spanish cultures, Luis reveals the power of conversation in learning as well as unlearning about various things. He unravels how he was able to use conversation to adapt to his new environment, embrace his Mexican identity and make friends from all over the world.