"Detroit Education" in Southern California | Kelly Brinker | Faces of GM

Kelly Brinker grew up in a GM family in southeast Michigan and went to college in southern California. She had to make one big adjustment. "I was shocked about how you just looked around and you didn't see any American cars," she said. So when she became a photography instructor out there, she started giving her students "the Detroit education." Check out the video to see what she is teaching them.

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