Olivia is studying engineering and sustainability at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the VACorps Program in June 2021 and participated in a sustainability internship at a local NGO. 

“Coming to Cape Town, South Africa has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. It is the most diverse and beautiful city with endless things to do and explore. The VACorps program allowed me to establish the most wonderful friendships with like-minded people, that I know will last a lifetime. For my conservation internship, I was able to look into different ways the V&A Waterfront could implement reusable containers. This was extremely rewarding because I got to see the difficulties that come along with implementing these types of programs. Waterfront was a place I frequently visited so it made the project more engaging as I knew it could make a real impact. I will be forever grateful for this program and my time in South Africa, and I am very sad to say goodbye to the VACorps staff and all the other wonderful people I have met during my time here.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Natalie Robson, New Mexico, USA (2021)

Natalie (pictured on the right) is in her final year of studies at the University of New Mexico. She is studying a Bsc in Population Health with a minor in Health Education and joined [...]

Brandyn Brown-White, North Carolina, USA (2021)

Brandyn is studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Florida,  majoring in Health Education & Behavior, with a minor in Education studies. She participated in a public health internship at a local [...]

Walter Perez, California, USA (2021)

Walter is a public health major, and joined to VACorps program in June 2021 where he participated in a medical/public health internship at a local clinic in Cape Town.  "Traveling away from home to [...]

Nicole Jutras, New Hampshire, USA (2021)

Nicole joined the VACorps program in May 2021 and participated in an education internship. She is studying towards BA in Education Studies and International affairs at the University of New Hampshire. "My major requires [...]

Olivia Prodin, Michigan, USA (2021)

 Olivia is studying engineering and sustainability at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the VACorps Program in June 2021 and participated in a sustainability internship at a local NGO.  "Coming to Cape [...]

Logan Oas, California, USA (2021)

Logan (pictured on the right) is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of California.  He joined the VACorps program in July 2021 and participated in a biotech internship at a local University.  "I chose [...]

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