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Publication Date

Spring 2017


Meet Bruna Barbosa—one of Andrews University's most brilliant personalities! This story covers Bruna’s transition from “living for comfort” to “living for mission.” Although her journey went through a few awkward turns, she finally found her purpose on the small island of Palau, and this purpose now fuels her pursuit of a speech-pathology degree. Read how Bruna’s decision to fly halfway across the world provided the motivation she needed to find her passion, her purpose and her profession.

Read Bruna's full story in Stories of Andrews at

Thank you, Bruna, for sharing your story. You are part of the spirit of Andrews.

Michael Polite Associate Chaplain

First Department

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology