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Postponed due weather!!! Armchair Traveler with Anna Alsobrook

Anna will speak about her time spent in the PeaceCorps serving in Senegal, Africa. She did not realize then the connections between water quality and health The issues surrounding the topic fascinated her and she began studying it from different perspectives (population pressures, environmental changes, land-use impacts, etc.).
When Jan 24, 2016
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where FENCE Center
Contact Name
Contact Phone 828-859-9021
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After earning a B.A. in Global Studies, she then spent 2010-2012 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Senegal. As a preventative health and environmental education volunteer, she spent much time promoting water conservation and sanitation practices within her village.  Her thesis research pertained to the environmental and social effects of a large reforestation project happening in Senegal, particularly how it was affecting access to water for local populations. She loves spending time outdoors, whether by the river or on the trail, and she is excited to be in Asheville for a great year of serving and learning.

This program is made possible for the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation.

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