Cara's Mandla Story
My name is Cara Kim, and I am a sophomore at Vanderbilt University. I’m also the newest addition to the Marketing Team @ Mandla! As you can probably infer from my last name, I am indeed not African, but South Korean.
You might be wondering what I am doing on a team of only first-generation African immigrants. (Valid.) However, I believe the passion for preserving languages crosses cultural bounds.
As a Korean-American with the reading and writing skills of a 4th grader, I fully empathize with the sentiment of teaching our native languages with the goal of preserving culture. As there are many resources available for languages such as Korean, I find it a personal calling to expand that passion of mine to other cultures that cannot say the same.
I will never fully understand the experiences that my coworkers face, however, after a great conversation with my Uncle Adah, who is from Nigeria, I have learned so much about the beauty and diversity that Africa boasts. I believe that knowledge and appreciation will only grow as I continue to work alongside this incredible team that serves such a valuable mission.
I am more than ecstatic to embark on this journey with Mandla and to do my part to increase user engagement. Feel free to follow along with us!
Here’s a little bit about me to offer you an inside scoop on the Mandla team:
I have a phobia of ladybugs.
I helped catch a felon! *Long story. ** Would love to write a blog about it. ***Not really relevant to Mandla though.
I can do 10 backflips in a row.
Until next time!