Three Journeys to a Better Life

Refugee by Alan Gratz


  • Payton Dearmont Wichita State University

Author Biography

Payton Dearmont, Wichita State University

Payton Dearmont is a junior at Wichita State University studying Secondary English Education and Spanish, in the accelerated Spanish master's program. She is also a part of the Beta Chi chapter of Gamma Phi Beta and serves as the president during the Spring and Fall 2022 semesters. This Panhellenic organization has helped her connect with the Wichita community through Gamma Phi Beta's International Philanthropy, Girls on the Run, and their local philanthropy, Heartspring, a school and resource for children with special needs and their families. When not at work or school, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, playing with her two dogs, and traveling. After graduation, Payton plans to continue her education by pursuing a master's degree and combine her love for Spanish, teaching, and traveling by teaching in a foreign Spanish-speaking country. She can be reached at






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