Class of 2010 graduate sets future sights on the Peace Corps
For Emily Mears ’10, the classroom was never a big enough learning environment. This summer, her classroom will become the world.
Emily, daughter of Jay and Virginia Mears, is a Plum, Pa., native who will graduate this year with a bachelor’s of arts in global policy. During her time as an undergraduate, Emily grew fond of global policy and decided that she wanted to contribute to developmental efforts first-hand.
To meet her own challenge, Emily successfully applied to the Peace Corps. Until she reports to her assigned location, she is currently designated as Nominated for the Agriculture Extension assignment in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. She has a tentative July/August departure date.
Since 1961 the Peace Corps has brought together Americans from all walks of life, ranging from college ages to retirees. The Peace Corps serve 74 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East in areas such as education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology. Since 1960, nearly 200,000 volunteers have served in 139 host countries.
"I'm excited that the Peace Corps is such a lengthy program because it forces volunteers to truly adapt to and learn from a new culture, and hopefully, ensures enough time to lay out some sustainable roots for agricultural solutions," Emily says.
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