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When I moved to California from Ukraine in 2014 with my family of six, my whole world was turned upside down.

I remember standing in the San Jose Whole Foods just one week after unpacking all of our bags and feeling so overwhelmed by it all. The size of the grocery store, the different value system, the cost of everything.

Staring at the chicken thighs in the butcher section, debating between bone-in or out, organic or not, I realized I was a long way from my familiar life in Kyiv, Ukraine. Back home, I knew everything inside-out: the name of…

Valeria Kanziuba

Business Designer. Design Thinking Professional at Cisco Security. Redesigning oneself in a new country.

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