People Who Studied Abroad #353:
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR’s Jerusalem bureau chief
Born in the United Kingdom to parents who were in business and diplomacy, raised in the UK, Switzerland and the United States
Her bachelor’s degree is from Georgetown University (United States) and her master’s degree is from City University (United Kingdom).
Over 20 years ago, my niece, then a little baby, came to the Calcutta airport as I was leaving for America. This year, she left for the U.S. and I went to see her off.
As the American in the family, I got lots of questions: How many dollars should she take with her? Should she pack turmeric and cumin? I wanted to tell her, don’t worry about what spices to stash between your sweaters and jeans. Don’t fret about mobiles and laptops.