Alicia Schnell (Bolivia 97-99) was one of four community volunteers chosen to meet with President Barack Obama during his visit to St. Louis, Missouri yesterday (April 29). Before he took the stage to commemorate his 100th day in office, they told him their stories of service. President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act on April 21. You can read the complete story here.
Alicia was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia (1997-1999). She was a rural health adviser working on water sanitation. Alicia is now leader of the St. Louis area returned peace corps volunteer community (about 150 strong); they work together to do area service projects together, currently trying to organize a Habitat house. She now volunteers with Healing the Children – a non-profit group that brings children from around the world who need medical attention to U.S. hospitals, the group also sends medical teams abroad. Alicia has traveled with the medical teams, and in St. Louis volunteers as a translator (Spanish) for the children. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, BA in Biology and Psychology; MBA.
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