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Stephanie Christensen is a full-time Global Health student at ASU and part-time speech coach. She read about Anidaso in the honors college newsletter in her first month of her freshman year and was immediately interested in learning more. The prospect of Anidaso presented values and ambitions she believed in-- self-determination (and teamwork), altruism, creativity, and togetherness. She grew up in a small, closed-off community and ASU provided her the opportunity to expand her horizons and work towards creating global change. She loves organizing events, creative writing, theater and film, and learning about medicine. She believes kindness and empathy is important in any interaction of life, and that they are essential in caretaking and healthcare. Anidaso is about empowering vulnerable populations. It is about expanding a breathtaking market of jewelry and accessories to mindful customers. Stephanie believes we have the ability to feel fashionable, beautiful, and empowered and give back to underdeveloped communities that are overlooked-- these actions are not mutually exclusive.

Anidaso means “hope” in the Ghanaian language Twi; and to Stephanie, “hope” is the promise of happiness for every individual. It is the promise of small victories, better days, and people who care about you. Hope is not blind, it is not naive. Hope is faith in your fellow human beings. Even just one person. And in order to find the best part of who we are, it is the job of each of us to spread compassion, healing, and mindful aid in a way that brings ‘anidaso’ to those who need it.​