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4/16/2009 Linfield alumna to talk about international experiences

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         McMINNVILLE – Monica Henry, a 2001 Linfield College graduate, will present “The Adventures of a Liberal Arts Graduate” on Monday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall at Linfield.

         Henry will discuss her personal experiences in the Peace Corps in Nepal, graduate school in Costa Rica and as a Native American program manager and victim advocate. She will also talk about the benefits of a liberal arts degree.

         Henry grew up in a small town outside the Olympic National Park in Washington. She has traveled to England, France, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Canada, Thailand and Costa Rica. As a dual citizen, Henry spent many summers and winters during her childhood in Northern Manitoba with family. During her time at Linfield she spent a semester living in Nottingham, England, and after college she joined the Peace Corps spending two and a half years in Nepal as a youth development volunteer. In 2006, she completed a master’s degree in gender and peacebuilding at a United Nations affiliated graduate program in Costa Rica. She is currently working as the program manager for a domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking program for the Quileute and Hoh Native American Tribes.

         The presentation is sponsored by the Linfield International Programs office and is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michele Tomseth, assistant director of International Programs, at or 503-883-2434.