Miranda Babcock-Krenk of Lake Oswego Selected for Peace Corps Education Assignment in Tanzania

MirandaPeace Corps Volunteer Profile:

Name: Miranda Babcock-Krenk

Age: 23

Hometown: Lake Oswego, Ore.

Alma Mater: Colorado State University, Science, 2013

Country of Service: Tanzania

Assignment: Education

Departure: July 2015

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Peace Corps and Changing Perspectives

Carla Koop, West Coast Public Affairs

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Katya Rodriguez (far right) with students in a leadership group at her high school in Pedro Carbo.

Katya Rodriguez had high expectations for her two-year assignment as a Youth and Families Development Volunteer for the Peace Corps in Pedro Carbo, Ecuador.

“I knew that I wanted to work in international affairs or development after graduating from UCLA,” said Rodriguez, who served from 2011 to 2013.

She viewed Peace Corps as the kind of international experience that would help her move into the field professionally after she returned.

When she found out she would be serving in Ecuador she felt an immediate connection to the culture.
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Erin Butterfield of Sebastopol Selected for Peace Corps Education Assignment in Zambia

Peace Corps Volunteer Profile:

Name: Erin Butterfield

Age: 21

Hometown: Sebastopol, Calif.

Current City: Boston, Mass.

Alma Mater: Simmons College, Political Science with Minors in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, 2015

Country of Service: Zambia

Assignment: Education

Departure: June 2015

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Kelly Blum of Chico Selected for Peace Corps Education Assignment in the Eastern Caribbean

Peace Corps Volunteer Profile:

Name: Kelly Blum

Age: 24

Hometown: Santa Clara, Calif.

Current City: Chico, Calif.

Alma Mater: California State University, Chico, Liberal Studies, 2014

Country of Service: Eastern Caribbean

Assignment: Education

Departure: June 2015

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Whitney Lenet of Cayucos Selected for Peace Corps Education Assignment in Philippines

Peace Corps Volunteer Profile:

Name: Whitney Lenet

Age: 22

Hometown: Cayucos, Calif.

Current City: Cayucos, Calif.

Alma Mater: California Polytechnic State University, English, 2014

Country of Service: Philippines

Assignment: Education

Departure: July 2015

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Brea Miller of Los Angeles Selected for Peace Corps Education Assignment in Burkina Faso

Peace Corps Volunteer Profile:

Name: Brea Miller

Age: 23

Hometown: Denair, Calif.

Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.

Alma Mater: University of California, Los Angeles, Anthropology, 2014

Country of Service: Burkina Faso

Assignment: Education

Departure: June 2015

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Angelica Gomez of Modesto Selected for Peace Corps Health Assignment in Mozambique

Peace Corps Volunteer Profile:

Name: Angelica Gomez

Age: 22

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Current City: Modesto, Calif.

Alma Mater: University of California, Merced, Psychology, 2014

Country of Service: Mozambique

Assignment: Health

Departure: April 2015

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