Jolisa Barberena is a 3rd Year student at the University of Texas studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her upbringing in the Rio Grande Valley has inspired her to pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist and serve bilingual individuals. In her time at the University of Texas, she has been a Student Clinician for the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute where she worked alongside students practicing stuttering modifications. Jolisa had the privilege to enroll in the course Socially Responsible Ethics and Leadership held in San Joaquin de la Flores, Costa Rica. In her experience abroad she worked alongside Servant Leaders advocating for the community. In her time abroad she developed tactics on how to be a leader in cross-culture communications and understanding emotional intelligence on a global scale. As a DDCE Global Fellow Leader, Jolisa has the goal of advocating on the importance of education abroad and hopes to mentor students who are traveling abroad for the first time.