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Alumnae Changing The World Through the Peace Corps

April 2017

An increasing number of Spelman women are changing the world as Peace Corps volunteers. As a result of their service, the Peace Corps recently announced that Spelman appears on the agency’s national list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities for the first time, ranking in the top 10 in the small school category.

Bryanna StukesBryanna Stukes, C’2013
From May 2014 to August 2016, Bryanna Stukes volunteered with the Peace Corps in Bolivia, Ecuador. The aim was to improve overall wellness through education and sustainable projects. She worked as a public health promoter with a focus on women’s health and empowerment and facilitated the implementation of several global women’s health initiatives.

Stukes is currently a Masters of Health Science candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Kristin HolmesKristin Holmes, C’2015
From January to October 2016, Kristin Holmes worked as a community health educator with the Peace Corps stationed in Sidama, Ethiopia. She was able to combine her interest in global public health with her passion for helping underserved communities and led numerous events, such as a community health fair to educate mothers on health-related topics, classes on water, sanitation, and hygiene for school-aged children, and gender empowerment summer camps with Ethiopian female students living in rural areas.

Holmes is currently a program coordinator with Inova Health System.