Join Andrew Young School students who’ve served in the Peace Corps and study abroad as they describe their experiences and suggest strategies on how to make a global impact with policy and social justice initiatives. Professor Elizabeth Beck will moderate the panel.
Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow Agnes Nguyen-Hoang (M.P.A.) served as a Community and Youth Development volunteer in Tumanyan, a village in northern Armenia from 2018-2020. She lived with her host mom, Hranush, and worked at the culture house, where she and the youth of Tumanyan implemented community projects together. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on nonprofit management at Georgia State University.
Diana Pitcher (M.P.A.) is a Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow. She served as a School & Community Resource Specialist during her Peace Corps service in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her experience as an educator in a rural primary school was the catalyst for her future work addressing inequities. She earned a MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education in 2017 and is a first-year student in Georgia State’s MPA program with a concentration in Urban Planning & Economic Development. She works in the office of Homeless and Special Needs Housing at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Sophie Boynton participated in a study abroad to South Africa as a part of an economics class in 2017. As a part of this trip, Sophie visited with executives from organizations such as UPS South Africa, Brand SA, Nkosi’s Haven Orphanage and Kimberly Clark Corporation. She also had the opportunity to stay in the Lesedi Cultural village and learn about the five major tribes of South Africa. This experience inspired Sophie to apply to the 4+1 Program for economics at GSU the following semester. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Economics with a focus on data analysis at Georgia State.