Alumnus Matthew Kennedy will share how his academic and study abroad experiences while attending UNC set him on a path toward an international career during a presentation Thursday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the University Center's Aspen suite.
Kennedy is currently on a Peace Corps mission in the small village of Mahasoabe in Madagascar, where he serves as a health volunteer. He trains local community health workers on issues such as sanitation, nutrition, family planning, malarial care and HIV prevention.
Kennedy graduated from UNC with honors in 2011, double majoring in International Studies and Economics, with minors in Chinese, Asian Studies and Spanish. During his time at UNC, he studied abroad in Spain, Taiwan and China, and worked at the North Colorado Medical Center.
The event is presented by the UNC community in collaboration with the Center for International Education, Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations.
UNC alumnus Matthew Kennedy poses with some of the young residents of the village of Mahasoabe in Madagascar. Photo courtesy of Matthew Kennedy