Destinee Truluck

Bio Summary
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Lincoln University
Heinz Programming Area: 
Children, youth, and Families
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International Experience

Destinee is a recipient of the  Vira Heinz for Women in Global Leadership Scholarship, Destinee studied abroad in Guayaquil,Ecuador  for a total of nine weeks. During her time in Ecuador Destinee used the opportunity to take on two courses and an internship, where she was able to delve into the Ecuadorian culture and better prepare herself for her future career. Destinee had an internship at a Public relations department, she was able to write press releases, design layouts, organize events, and put together employee trainings. Destinee also improved her spanish skills by taking an intermediate Spanish course. Destinee has greatly improved her  Spanish since her first day in Ecuador. Throughout her time in Ecuador, she traveled to many cities and Villages, where she was able to expand her knowledge of the Country as a whole. Destinee resided with a host family while in Ecuador, She became close with the whole family especially their housekeeper Diana AKA “NaNa”, who cooked for her and showed her the way that the house functioned. In the near future she desires to return to Ecuador to finish her documentary and to volunteer at the children’s orphanage. By taking her Spanish course in Ecuador and completing the required internship for her school, she was able to finish her BA degree requirements and will be graduating in May 2019.


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