Western Washington University grads making their mark in Peace Corps
While working for the Peace Corps at Western Washington University, some of my favorite experiences have been hearing from our alumni during their Peace Corps service and finding out how they are making a difference. Samantha Russell is a recent graduate of Western in the Peace Corps. She's in Fiji, working on several projects to help monitor and protect marine resources, critically important to people who live on an island.
"It was important to me to use my education at Western, the theories and ideas I learned and received there, and to put those into practice somewhere that really needed them," Russell says of her decision to join the Peace Corps.