Michelle Crandall, Class of 2002
Majors: French and International Studies
(with a focus on Europe)
Agricultural Extension Agent
Mali, West Africa
I am an Agricultural Extension Agent working for Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa.
I work with the local Women's Association, the elementary school and the maternity.
I mostly do capacity building projects and formations, teaching the women's association
better management and business techniques, teaching women how to better care for
themselves and their children using locally available resources.
Every school night I tutor 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 7th
grade students in French and English. I do use French on a daily basis. Most people
in Mali speak at least rudimentary French, and upon arriving in a larger city it
is difficult to find a Malian who does not speak French well.
Michelle in the classroom
Michelle with maternity staff
Peace Corps has been a wonderful experience, teaching
me much about myself and increasing my knowledge of the world. Peace Corps to me
has been becoming part of a family and helping them do all they can to make their
Michelle with her Malian family
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