Having grown up in a third-world country, Coze Dube thought it would be fitting to study poverty issues at Washington and Lee. Her experience not only enhanced her education and increased her awareness of global issues, but also gave her the opportunity to explore the world outside of Washington and Lee.
"I learned that the world does not revolve around me, and the things I do to help the less fortunate go farther than I thought," she said.
During her Shepherd Alliance internship in Baltimore, Dube was challenged to live on the $11 a day allotted for expenses, but the opportunity to work with homeless children in Baltimore was worth the struggle.
"My Shepherd experience was a great way to experience working with people from different backgrounds," she said. "I learned that I can find family even around homeless people."
Dube is pursuing a medical degree and would like to be a medical missionary in the future.
Capstone Paper Topic: Malaria and Pregnant Women; How Does This Affect Poverty in Africa?
Community Service at W&L:
• Shepherd Alliance Intern
• Bonner Leader