Campus / Image / Media / News / January 9, 2013

Knox graduate delivers talk on anti-malaria program in Africa

Elyse Callahan ’10 takes time away from her Peace Corps service in Zambia to speak to Knox students in Ferris Lounge on Jan. 7 about her work in Africa. Her talk “Stomping Out Malaria: My Peace Corps Service in Zambia” focused on her anti-malaria program based in her community in the southern provinces of Zambia. From distributing malaria nets, teaching people about health and sanitation and training others to do the same, Callahan elaborated on both the challenges and rewards of service. Callahan also talked about her work teaching in Mali, learning the languages of the area and becoming a part of the communities in which she has volunteered.

Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

Tags:  Africa callahan elyse malaria mali peace corps zambia

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