When he was a student at the University of Louisville, Ben Bowman worked alongside professors and graduate students in a biology lab. Looking back years later, he says the experience not only taught him about science, but also put him on a path toward making a difference as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
“I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a project to hopefully publish one day. From this I developed a much different way of thinking about problems and how to go about solving them,” said Bowman, who served as a rural aquaculture promotion volunteer in Zambia, from 2012 to 2014. “Now when I face challenges, Peace Corps has allowed me to develop my own ways of going about finding a solution.”
Bowman, who graduated from the University of Louisville in 2011 with a double major in biology and psychology, is one of 217 alums who have served as Peace Corps volunteers since the agency was created in 1961. Continue reading “More University of Louisville students are choosing post-college service with Peace Corps”