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This week, we are spotlighting our awesome Peace Corps Recruiter, Anna Williams!
Anna joined UCS last year as our UNC on-site Peace Corps Representative/Recruiter and she is so much fun to be around and students really enjoy meeting with her to learn about Peace Corps opportunities.
"I decided to apply to the Peace Corps because I wanted to continue living and working abroad and Peace Corps was the best way to do it! I couldn't afford to just travel around so the fact that Peace Corps covered travel to and from my country of service, living expenses, full medical and dental coverage and a readjustment allowance at the end of my service was really important to me. I had been teaching English to speakers of other languages and tutoring math for 3 years and wanted to continue using my French language and thought teaching in Sub Saharan Africa was the best way to use my skills - and Peace Corps agreed! I served in Togo in West Africa from 2013-2015 working in English and Gender Education. Many girls in Togo drop out of school during middle school so our work was two fold: teach English and worked on gender equity projects to keep them in school. I also used this time to start pivoting my work from teaching to public health (it turns out that you can be the greatest teacher but if your students are home sick it doesn't matter how good you are!). I was able to work on some public health projects including malaria prevention, latrine construction, HIV education and destigmatization, and gender based violence prevention. After finishing Peace Corps in 2015 I moved to North Carolina and worked as a community health educator in Charlotte for two years before starting my Masters in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health at Gillings this fall! I'm so excited to be at UNC and hope to work for a global public health organization in the Triangle after graduation in May 2020. My dream would be to work in reproductive and sexual health in the Triangle with frequent trips to West Africa (especially Togo!). "
Anna, you are awesome and have an amazing story! We are so glad that you are a part of UNC UCS!
Make an appointment to meet with Anna through Handshake or call our office at 919-962-6507.