Early Grades Preparation Major
Michelle served with International Volunteer Headquarters in Nepal's teaching program through Hope and Home, an in-country organization for almost a month last summer.
She served rural communities in Nepal:
Two months before Michelle arrived in Nepal, in April 2015 the country experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. In addition to her demanding schedule of teaching and helping at the orphanage, Michelle was able to fundraise and personally contribute and deliver (with help from coordinators) a one-month supply of rice, potatoes and oil to 100 families as well as bring school supplies and hygiene items to her community class.
Michelle states: "Volunteering in Nepal not only made me fall in love with the country, the culture, and the people, but it also made me fall in love with teaching."