With the Peace Corps Master’s International program, Jessica Detrio is achieving two of her goals at the same time. The Mt. Morris, Mich., native is earning her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (U-M) and completing 27 months of international Peace Corps service simultaneously. She departs June 6 to begin making a difference as an urban youth development volunteer in Lesotho.
Detrio will teach basic business skills, life skills, HIV/AIDS prevention, and health education, in addition to preparing youth for the world of work. Her volunteer service will align well with her master’s degree, which is also focused on youth and families.
“Peace Corps had always been a dream of mine, but finding out I could participate while also getting a graduate degree made the decision to do it now much easier,” Detrio, 26, said. Continue reading