BREANA CHAVEZ, COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP INTERN

As a Georgia native, Breana spent her youth hiking mountains, climbing trees, and collecting bugs. Her passion for education and justice led her to Missouri to earn a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Saint Louis University. Upon graduating in 2017, wide-eyed and ready for the next adventure, she decided to join the Peace Corps. For two years, she lived and worked in a small farming village in The Gambia. Though she spent most of her time working in the local primary school, she found joy in getting her hands dirty and being involved in the food cultivation process from start to finish. Between that, listening to the harmonious choir of exotic birds every morning, and gazing at the brightest stars she’d ever seen every night, she fell in love with nature unlike ever before. It was then that she made the commitment to do everything she could to protect this precious world of ours. These days, she is attending the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, working towards her master’s degree in International Environmental Policy with a specialization in Natural Resource Policy and Management. When she’s not daydreaming about ways she can save the world, she enjoys doing yoga, reading, learning to play the banjolele, and going to the beach with her pup.

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