Julia Tebben is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and served in the education sector in Namibia from 2013-2015. During her service, she worked alongside her colleagues to create a professional development program aimed at increasing literacy-based, student-centered learning and teaching opportunities at her site. Her secondary projects included library development, computer classes for teachers, and facilitating youth groups at her school.
Julia came to Arizona State University as a Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow and is an MA student studying Social and Cultural Pedagogy. She is passionate about social change through service, education, and cultural exchange, and is excited to help students and alumni to capitalize on their skills in order to make a difference and promote peace within the global community.
Sophia “Sibusisiwe” Ewing served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland from 2010 to 2012. As a Community HIV/AIDS Education Volunteer, Sophia organized and developed various projects with collaborative stakeholders and community members in regards to public health education and social welfare programs within her rural village, Mahlalini, and throughout the country. When she returned from Swaziland she relocated to Phoenix to work for the International Rescue Committee, an international refugee agency, as a Family Support Coordinator. She joined the Southwest Regional Office in June 2014 as a Field Based Recruiter for Arizona.