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Current Fellows

Melody Concas

Melody Concas will be joining us from Washington DC. She served in the Peace Corps in Zambia as an Education volunteer. She will be studying for a Masters of Social Work and serve at the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services in Baltimore.

Brian Horlick-Cruz

Brian Horlick-Cruz comes originally from Florida. He served in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso as a TEFL teacher. As a Peaceworker he will pursue a Masters in Teaching and serve with UMBC’s English Language Institute.

Shekinah Davis

Shekinah Davis calls Portland, Oregon home but will be joining us from Ecuador where she served in the Peace Corps as a Community Health Volunteer. As a Peaceworker she will pursue a Masters in Intercultural Communication and serve with Wide Angle Youth Media.

Jeanni Hines

Jeanni Hines lives in Catonsville, MD, just up the road from UMBC! She served in Senegal as a Small Enterprise Development volunteer. As a Peaceworker she will serve with the Center for Women in Technology or CWIT and pursue a Masters in Applied Sociology.

Jason Jozwiak

Jason Jozwiak comes originally from Indiana. He served in the Ukraine as a TEFL volunteer. As a Peaceworker, he will pursue a Masters in Information Systems and will serve with the Baltimore City Department of General Services.

Nicho Nguyen 

Nicho Nguyen joins us from Texas. He served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador where he was a Youth and Families Community Development Specialist and a 3rd year Volunteer Leader. He will pursue a Masters in Applied Sociology and serve at the Patterson Park Audubon Center.

Jay McNairn

Originally from Louisiana, Jay just recently returned from Peace Corps service in The Republic of Moldova as a Health Educator. He will pursue a masters in Intercultural Communication at UMBC, studying the intersection between religion and technology in the modern world and serve with the Commodore John Rogers school, working to encourage interest and access to higher education for students.

 

Jaleel Johnson

Is a Maryland native who served as an English teacher and trainer in Costa Rica from 2014-2016. He will study for a Masters of Science in Emergency Health Services and serve as the UMBC Strategic Campus Recruiter for the Peace Corps and Peace Corps Prep Coordinator.

 

Joe Mayhew

comes originally from Catonsville, MD but joins us most recently from Seattle, WA. He served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay as a Community Economic Development volunteer. As a Peaceworker, Joseph will pursue a Masters in TESOL here at UMBC and will also serve at the Commodore John Rogers school in East Baltimore.

 

Kaitlin Benner-Kenagy

hails from Seattle, WA and served in the Peace Corps as TEFL Volunteer in Azerbaijan. While a Peaceworker, Kaitlin will pursue a Masters in Elementary Education and TEFL at Loyola University of Maryland and will have dual service placements as a coordinator for the Sondheim Scholars Program and with the College JUMP program, which creates college pathways for refugee youth.

 

Kiplyn Jones

hails originally from Florida, but has most recently been living in Baltimore working with the Reading Partners program. Her time in the Peace Corps was spent as a Youth Development Volunteer in Indonesia. As a Peaceworker, she will pursue a Masters in Public Policy here at UMBC and coordinate the Grand Challenge Scholars program.

 

Magee Morales

joins us from Washington, DC where she has worked as a public school teacher and leader. She served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic  as a Community Economic Development volunteer. As a Peaceworker she will pursue a Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland Baltimore and serve with the Lakeland STEAM Center.

 

Rachel Wallace

joins us most recently from Callaway Maryland. In the Peace Corps, Rachel served as an agriculture volunteer in Paraguay. She will pursue a Masters in Education with a focus on Art Education here at UMBC and will coordinate a new initiative to engage young people from the region in arts programming at UMBC as a pathway to college access.

 

 

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