Name: LoRen Burroughs
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
College: University of South Alabama
Major: Professional health management
LoRen Burroughs, 25, of Mobile, Alabama, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Botswana on July 30 to begin training as a health and HIV/AIDS capacity building specialist. Burroughs will work at the community level to develop strategic plans to combat the rise of HIV/AIDS in her community. She will also address gaps in services, educate at-risk youth, and work with local nonprofits that focus on preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigate the effects for those living or affected by the disease.
“I gravitated to the Peace Corps because of my devotion to public service,” Burroughs said. “Giving back is and has always been my life’s calling. It seemed only right.” Continue reading “Mobile, Alabama, Native Selected For Peace Corps Service in Botswana”