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Eastern Hosts Post-Graduate Service Panel

public service panel-briana london.jpgEastern's Center for Community Engagement hosted a post-graduate service panel in the Student Center Theatre on March 7, where participants in AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, FoodCorps and Teach for America discussed their personal experiences.

Panelists included Kate Callahan, FoodCorps member and registered dietitian; Liz Broussard, FoodCorps member; Chris Brechlin, AmeriCorps member and coordinator for the Nonprofit Alliance of Northeast public service panel- wide shot.jpgConnecticut; Kat Womboldt, a Teach for America teacher in the Windham Center School; Brianna London '10, who served in the Peace Corps as a community business development specialist in Burkina Faso, West Africa; Luke Walsh, AmeriCorps member and coordinator for the Nonprofit Alliance of Northeast CT; and Logan Place, Eastern Area Health Education Center AmeriCorps member.

Panelists provided information about their jobs, experiences and how they initially got involved in their organizations.

"This event provided students the opportunity to broaden their career options and apply a networking opportunity in vibrant public service organizations," said Janell Lewis, a senior from Hamden majoring in psychology who organized the event.

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