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Laura Gross

Laura feels equally at home in Paris, France and in rural Iowa. She likes to sing with people, watch Top Chef, and curate content for her cat's Instagram.

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How Social Distancing is Bringing Us Closer Together at the Office

I am used to working at the front desk of Cultural Vistas: a bustling office full of international visitors and action. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the way we communicate and work together internally had to change overnight. Programs were canceled left-and-right. Our future was suddenly looking uncertain. Working remotely has been an adjustment, especially for those who are extroverts (like myself). It became clear to me very quickly that maintaining a sense of community during this period of remote work was going to be more difficult and more important than ever.  After two-plus months implementing new initiatives, our socially-distant…

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