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Mason Grad Begins Peace Corps Service in Madagascar

Kimberly Wilson, 23, of Falls Church, was accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for Madagascar this month to begin pre-service training as a protected areas management Peace Corps volunteer. Upon graduation from volunteer training in May, Wilson will collaborate with community members to address development needs. She will also develop sustainable practices as alternatives to pressures being exerted on the environment.

Wilson is the daughter of Robert and Christina Wilson and a graduate of George Mason High School. She then attended Dickinson College, where she earned a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in French in 2011.

During the first three months of her service, Wilson will live with a host family in Madagascar to become fully immersed in the country’s language and culture. After acquiring the language and cultural skills necessary to assist her community, Wilson will be sworn into service and be assigned to a community in Madagascar, where she will live and work for two years with the local people.