A double major in both Math and French may seem like an odd pairing, but for soon-to-be graduate Audra Langer, both teach a unique language and are key to improving the lives of others around the world. An honors student, community volunteer and tutor, Langer will travel this summer to the French-speaking African country of Guinea as a volunteer member of the Peace Corps. While in Guinea, she will bring her years of experience as tutor and her expertise in French to help 7th through 10th grade students learn math.
Additionally, Langer plans to take on additional duties working in one of the country's clinics, carrying on the work she has been doing for Walgreens as a certified pharmacy technician. Langer hopes her time with the Peace Corps can help her in "chipping away at stereotypes" about Africa as an intercultural liaison between America and Guinea.
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