Professors Beyond Borders: Learning from the Peaceworker Experience (11/9)

“Being Abroad, Learning from the Peaceworker Experience”
Part of the PROF-it: Professors in Training Series

Fellow Peaceworkers will share their experiences working and living abroad for extended periods of time. Get to know the most rewarding and challenging aspects of their international experience in this “show and tell” session.

If you are interested in joining the Peaceworkers and living a different experience abroad, while making a change in the world, come and participate in this session. If you are considering taking a position (e.g., postdoctoral fellowship or faculty appointment) outside of the U.S., please come to this session to learn more about other cultures.


Dr. Joby Taylor:  Dr. Taylor is currently the Director of the Shriver Peaceworker Fellows Program, a graduate level service-learning program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at UMBC. He served in the Peace Corps as a school builder in Gabon, Africa.

Emily Tyler: Emily served in Mauritania, where she taught English to middle school students, school faculty, and young women at the Girls’ Mentoring Center. She is currently a master’s student in Intercultural Communication at UMBC.

Whitney Swander: Whitney served in Madagascar as an TEFL and Teacher Training Volunteer and in  Ecuador as a Youth and Families Development Volunteer, working with youth in peer-lead education and service learning, as well as in education and empowerment of youth with disabilities and their families. She is in the master’s program in Public Policy program at UMBC.

Charlotte Keniston: Charlotte served as a Municipal Development Volunteer in Guatemala, where she worked with women’s groups to increase citizen participation. She is currently studying Imaging and Digital Arts and working in various community art projects.

Renee Manneh:  Renee served in the US Peace Corps in Uganda from 2007 to 2009.  During her service, she developed programs for the community youth center and satellite youth centers. She is a student at the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland Baltimore, where her concentration is Management and Community Organizing.

Kayla Keelan: Kayla served in Peace Corps in Costa Rica, working in the Community Economic Development field. Later on, she worked with the Waorani tribe in Amazon, Ecuador. In addition, she worked in Fuengirola, Spain at a Public High School, involved with developing a TEFL / Youth Development program. Currently, she is studying a master´s degree in Instructional Systems Development at UMBC.

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Wednesday, 11/9/11, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Commons 329


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