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Mon March 26, 2012
Changemakers: Katie Leach-Kemon, motivated by experience and empowered by math
“Changemakers” is a new series on Humanosphere exploring how young people, connected and globally aware, are working to change the world.
By Lisa Stiffler, special correspondent
Katie Leach-Kemon arrived in Niger as a newly minted college grad, eager to help in her role as a community health agent with the Peace Corps. She teamed up with health workers who were identifying acutely malnourished children, and then assisting their mothers to better feed their kids. It was culturally sensitive stuff.
“I was straight out of college,” she said, “and I had a lot to learn.”