Kasey Ingram, Class of 2014
Studies at Ferrum: Major in Social Work, minor in Theatre
Study Away: E-Term Service Learning course in Honduras
Graduate degree: Master of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh (2015)
Service: United States Peace Corps, South Africa
Currently: Accepted a Position working as Community Counselor
My decision to study at Ferrum was one of the best decisions I ever made! At Ferrum, I was able to combine my passion for travel and community development. I was able to travel to Honduras for E-term and participate in a service learning project.It was an amazing experience. From that experience, I knew I had to continue traveling and learning more about different cultures.
I realized that I wanted to live in another country long-term so I decided to join the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I lived in South Africa for two years working as a Community Health Volunteer. I provided HIV/AIDS and sexual health education to youth living in the rural communities. I developed lasting relationships within the community and learned so much about the culture. Over the past few years, my experiences have shaped me to the person I am now and I am very grateful for that.