Jammy Torres ’11, was accepted into the Peace Corps and departed last week for Lesotho to begin training as a health youth volunteer. Torres will live and work in a community to provide advice and support to communities to increase access to service for orphans and vulnerable children.
Torres has traveled to Trinidad and Tobago to serve as a youth advisor. After this experience, she was inspired to continue serving at a broader and higher level. During the first three months of her service, Torres will live with a host family in Lesotho to become fully immersed in the country’s language and culture. After acquiring the language and cultural skills necessary to assist her community, Torres will be sworn into service and be assigned to a community in Lesotho, where she will live and work for two years with the local people. Torres joins the 286 Massachusetts residents currently serving in the Peace Corps and more than 7,820 Massachusetts residents who have served in the Peace Corps since 1961.
Torres graduated from Pine Manor College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in social and political systems.