Peace Corps Info Session with Acting Director Carrie Hessler–Radelet

Date : Sunday, 04 November 2012
Time : 7:00 pm.
Location : Vandervort Room
Category : On-Campus Events

On Sunday, Nov. 4, there will be a Peace Corps Information Session from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Vandervort Room.

New Acting Director of the Peace Corps Carrie Hessler–Radelet will be on campus to challenge seniors to consider applying to the Peace Corps.

Hessler-Radelet has a long-standing history with the Peace Corps. Four generations of her family were active in the organization. She and her husband Steve Radelet were Peace Corps volunteers in Western Samoa from 1981-83. She taught high school and helped design a national public awareness campaign on disaster preparedness. Upon completing service abroad, she served as public affairs specialist in the Peace Corps/New England Recruiting Office for two years. She most recently served as deputy director of the Peace Corps, a post she has held since June 2010. Previously, Hessler-Radelet was vice president and director of the Washington, D.C., office of John Snow, Inc., a global public health organization. There she was responsible for overseeing the management of public health programs in more than 85 countries.

She received a bachelor of arts from Boston University and a master's in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

The information session for seniors will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Vandervort Room. Students from all other class years are welcome to meet with Hessler-Radelet in the Career Services Library, on Monday, November 5 at 8:30 a.m.