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The Capstone International Center would like to welcome The University of Alabama’s first Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, Jody O’Dell!  Jody is originally from Columbus, Ohio and recently returned in July 2016 from her Peace Corps service in Swaziland.  As a Community Health Volunteer, Jody worked on various development projects within her community dealing with HIV education and prevention, community economic development, education, and gender equality.  Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Jody was a Special Education teacher.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Alabama.

Peace Corps is a government agency that responds to requests from over 60 countries for skilled individuals to assist in various development projects.  Volunteers commit to living within a community for 27 months, working on projects in one of six different sectors: Education, Health, Youth in Development, Agriculture, Environment, and Community Economic Development.  Over 220,000 Americans have served in Peace Corps since its inception in 1961.  Peace Corps is looking for United States citizens, at least 18 or older, who are curious about the world and committed to helping others.

Jody PC tableThose interested in learning more about Peace Corps can attend an information session or meet one-on-one with Jody at her office in 121E BB Comer.  In addition to providing information, she offers Peace Corps specific resume tips and step-by-step guidance through the Peace Corps application process.  Jody has open office hours on Wednesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm and she can be reached at