With growing Spanish-speaking populations – 53 million in the U.S. and climbing – the ability to communicate effectively with diverse customers, patients, colleagues, supervisors, students, and clients is increasingly necessary. And it’s not only about speaking another language. Look around. It’s about understanding other perspectives, valuing differing voices, celebrating big achievements, and meeting problems and people where they are. That’s what the world needs. People like the Spanish-biology double major who started a climate change-fighting non-profit in Ecuador. Or an alumnus now in dental school after spending a summer interning with dentists in South America. Inspired, understanding individuals who choose to cultivate cultural understanding, innovation-driving-empathy, and use it constructively to build a better world.