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Bessana Kendig is currently a second semester senior at Columbia College Chicago (CCC) employed as a Learning Stuido English Tutor at the college and a Teaching Artist Assistant for Community Schools at Ravenwsood Elementary. She is passionate about education, the arts, community engagement, and social activism. She finds meaning in working with and learning from youth; knowing that every action and reaction she has may impact the minds and leaders of the future.
Originally adopted from Guatemala and raised in Denver, Colorado, Bessana has a desire to bring her unique perspective into her writing and into the work place using her voice and writing to connect and advocate for others. She spends most of her free time in coffee shops trying her hand at hybrid writing and spending her paychecks on chai lattes. She goes through life in search of and appreciating storytelling. She is a supporter of local independent buying, especially at bookstores, and localizing the economy. She is considering graduate school or possibly fast tracking to get her teaching license after graduation.