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Thursday - April 27, 2017

MATC in Action

MATC-Led Guatemala Trip Helps Dietetic Technician Student Lydia Gonwa Broaden Her Cultural Understanding

Conquering a fierce personal struggle against anorexia led Lydia Gonwa to a career decision. She wants to “help others heal themselves by understanding the effects of food on their bodies.” Returning to her native Wisconsin from California, she enrolled at Milwaukee Area Technical College in late 2014 because she knew MATC had the only dietetic technician associate degree program in the state. The unexpected bonus for Gonwa was the chance to also learn about other cultures through MATC’s winter break trip to Guatemala.


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