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Peace Corps, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

Combining Health Studies and the Peace Corps

By Ellen Alderton Some people realize early that they are called to service. Mayra Barcenas immigrated to the United States from rural Mexico as a child with her family. As a young person, she quickly came to some hard realizations: “Although we were living the American Dream, my family and friends were burdened by illnesses that heavily fell on poor and immigrant populations.” Truthfully, the outlook for many Latino families coming to this country can be bleak.