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Local scholar uses language to enrich lives

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During his freshman year at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Ben Woodland worked as a tutor. With the help of one of his friends, the Soldotna native was able to successfully tutor a Tibetan monk for his United States Citizenship test.

“He didn’t really know how to read and write,” Woodland said.

After seeing the monk pass his test, Woodland felt something click.

“That was when I knew what I really wanted to do,” he said. “Use language to better people’s lives.”

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