Shippensburg University student selected for Peace Corps

Shippensburg University senior Sarah Kistner was selected to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer. She was one of the first students to enroll in Ship's new Peace Corps Prep Program, which launched in the fall of 2018. 

Kistner is an international studies major graduating in May 2019. She will head to Colombia with the Peace Corps to serve as a Secondary Education English Teacher Trainer. 

Crediting opportunities during her college career to step out of her comfort zone, Kistner was inspired to pursue a path to the Peace Corps during a service-learning project in the Dominican Republic and semester abroad in Peru. 

"The opportunity to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia means that I will be fulfilling a lifetime dream of sharing knowledge and advocating for education while gaining new life perspectives that will allow me to grow into a more globalized citizen," Kistner said. 

Kistner departs for her Peace Corps assignment in September 2019.