Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast

Doni Aldine – Staying is a New Adventure

June 02, 2022 Marie Gervais Season 5 Episode 11
Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast
Doni Aldine – Staying is a New Adventure
Show Notes

Bio for Doni Aldine 

As founder and editor-in-chief for Culturs Global Multicultural Magazine, Doni Aldine is passionate about creating a community for cross-cultural populations. She developed university curricula for global culture identity and is on faculty in Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University.

Episode highlight

Doni Aldine is passionate about creating a sense of belonging for people from cross-cultural and third-culture backgrounds. Listen in on how she integrates her insights and experience in her work as editor-in-chief of Culturs Magazine and a professor of Journalism and Media Communications. 






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“We need to acknowledge that beauty is part of how people get ahead.” 

“Culture is super important for me and a little part of my soul dies when I don't have it.”


Childhood Incidents

Doni’s mother is Trinidadian and her father, Costa Rican, and moved around a lot as a child. She recalls an incident at age eight when she thought she would make long-term friends but moved to another country on her first day. For a long time, her life was defined by the fact that she was always leaving places and people. 

Influential Groups 

Doni’s life goes beyond the Third Culture Kid (TCK) definition, and she fits into 9-10 subdivisions of the 13 that exist, whereas others may only belong to 1 or 2. Despite having moved around her whole life, she calls one city home. 

Cultural Epiphanies

Doni experienced culture shock when she came to the USA from Germany because even though she looked African-American, her lived experience made her very different from the other African-American students. 

Advice to an Employer 

Doni works well with people who are empathetic, understanding, engaged, and interested in others. She pays keen attention to people and aims to make them comfortable to share their stories. 

More Great Insights! 

All of Doni’s work “is committed to uplifting and celebrating cross-cultural identity so everyone can feel like they matter”. Culturs Magazine provides a sense of belonging to multicultural people.

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