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Alumna Wilnie Merilien increases resilience to disasters in the Philippines

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USF College of Public Health alumna Wilnie Merilien recently completed a seven-month US Peace Corps placement as a disaster risk and reduction management program officer for the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Carigara, Philippines. Born in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Merilien moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. when she was four years old. As […]

Peace Corps Festival celebrates USF’s growing global service commitment

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The University of South Florida commemorated National Peace Corps Week at the College of Public Health with its annual Peace Corps Festival, March 2. Returned Peace Corps volunteers shared stories and experiences from abroad, while guests sampled international dishes as they celebrated USF’s role as a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers and international volunteerism. […]

Peace Corps service confirms Wilnie Merilien’s public health passion

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Remembering when she landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to begin her U.S. Peace Corps service, USF College of Public Health alumna Wilnie Merilien said, “I was shaking with uncertainty and apprehension, but I was following my passion.” After a competitive application process stressing applicant skills, adaptability and cross-cultural understanding, Merilien was invited to serve as […]