We had the good fortune of connecting with Anusha Natarajan and Milla Nguyen  and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Anusha and Milla, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
As we were reflecting in our past experiences in our high school and current experiences in college, we realized that not a lot of people know about culture and history, and it has tended to be sidelined. We wanted to create a platform that would educate people about culture in different aspects of the world in history and geography.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Culture Talk is fully student run and we have been able to start initiatives within the organization, such as Black History 360 and Country of the Week. to educate people about the diversity of our world. Last year, we were also able to present on American culture in American Spaces English speaking clubs abroad in Latin America and Africa. Some of the challenges that we have faced along the way is just engagement–this year we are focused on finding ways on how to make Culture Talk more enthusiastic for the general community and how people can be continuously be learning about culture. The lessons that we have learned along the way is management and teamwork. This is needed in order to achieve our goals.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to the different cultural centers in Downtown Phoenix to learn more about the foreign relations that Phoenix has with other cities around the world. Another spot that I would love take them to would be the Musical Instrument Museum to learn about music around the world.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We want to thank our members in our organization for working so hard in helping us spread the message in celebrating diversity and honoring heritage. From the educational content to the magazine, we are grateful for their help in making this happen.

Website: https://www.theculturetalk.net/

Instagram: culturetalknet

Facebook: Culture Talk

Other: Podcast : https://www.theculturetalk.net/

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