Since its funding in 1961, over 230 Wittenberg alumni have served abroad as Peace Corps, including 2015 graduate Kaitlyn Mansoorieh, who served as a water sanitation and hygiene volunteer in Panama from 2016 to 2019.
“I knew I wanted to serve since I was 14, and choosing Wittenberg was a step in helping me achieve this goal because of the university’s dedication to public service,” Mansoorieh said. “Studying abroad through the Witt in Wittenberg program allowed me to broaden my international and intercultural experience, preparing me for my three years of service in the Peace Corps.”
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Justin Unternaher, 2019 graduate of Wittenberg and a current Peace Corps member, is currently serving in Lesotho as an HIV/AIDs and adolescent health volunteer until December 2021.
“I first heard about Peace Corps from some of my high school teachers, but I seriously never thought about it until speaking to Dr. Rosenberg and attending the Lesotho Service-Learning trip in the summer of 2017,” Unternaher said. “After spending a month in the country, I had a calling of wanting to learn more about the Basotho culture and lend a helping hand to such amazing people.”