Peace Fellow Cora Lavin

Our club recently acted as the recommending club for Cora Lavin to become a Rotary Peace Fellow.  Cora visited our Club and our Grants Committee meetings earlier this year, along with submitting an application for a Rotary Peace Fellowship.

Cora is from Durham and is a close family friend of Melissa Mills of our Club.  Cora graduated from UNC in 2012 with degrees in Communication Studies and Spanish. After college she worked in Guanajuato, Mexico for a year, where she taught English, created viable economic and social opportunities in the town, and researched the pattern of immigration to the United States. She has international educational and teaching experience, including conference presentations in the United States, Mexico and Venezuela. She was an English Teaching Assistant Fulbright in Venezuela from 2013-2014. She researched and developed English as a second language programs, curriculum and cultural activities, focusing on diplomacy between the US and Venezuela. She also worked as an English as a foreign language and ACCESS Microscholarship teacher and a teacher trainer at a Binational Center in Merida, Venezuela.

We are pleased to report that Cora received a 2018 Rotary Peace Fellowship!  Cora will begin the Peace Fellowship at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and will be starting in February of 2019. We are very excited for Cora to have this Peace Fellowship opportunity!

Submitted by Arles Taylor

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