Lee-Hing to participate in VCU Globe’s Peace Corps panel
Denia A. Lee-Hing, Ed.D., director of graduate studies at the Wilder School, will be participating as a panel member in an upcoming VCU Globe event partnered with the Peace Corps. The special event will showcase gender equality initiatives, women's health projects, and female empowerment camps from a panel of female Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in celebration of Women's History month.
Lee-Hing served in Burkina Faso as a Small Enterprise Development volunteer from 2006-2007 and worked in the capital city, Ouagadougou.
“Serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso was one of the most impactful events in my life. I worked as a Small Enterprise Development volunteer for a large organization comprised of artists who geared their sales towards Western clients,” shared Lee-Hing. “My primary projects were working with individual groups on business plans, budgeting, inventory management, and teaching English language classes.”
The event will be held on March 19 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in VCU Globe classroom 1030C. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments from service and ask questions and gain tips to guide them through the application process.
“I value public service and it's important to me to share the ways one can serve, explain the impact of service, and provide my insights on how service benefits local, national, and international communities. Sharing my experience from a gendered perspective is an integral part of my narrative and an example of how and why women serve,” said Lee-Hing.
To register for the event, visit the Peace Corps website.