Updated: Feb 21
Stephanie pursued her interests in International Studies and Environment in Ecuador in 2019
Campbell Hall resident Stephanie Hince is among the first Peace Corps
volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March2020.
The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I have long been interested in foreign affairs and in being of service, so the Peace Corps was on myradar starting early in high school as an experience I wanted to pursue,” said Hince. “I want to build meaningful connections and change in collaboration with others, specifically related to the environment, and the Peace Corps will enable me to do just that.”
Hince is a graduate of Boston University with bachelor’s degrees in international relations and environmental analysis and policy. She will serve as an environment volunteer in Panama.
The volunteer cohorts are made up of both first-time volunteers and volunteers who were evacuated in early 2020. Upon finishing a three-month training, volunteers will collaborate with their host communities on locally prioritized projects in one of Peace Corps’ six sectors – agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health or youth in development – and
all will engage in COVID-19 response and recovery work.