Gradudated with a Marketing and Human Resource Management double major. Traveling to Kenya was a once in a lifetime opportunity that truly changed my perspective on life. Never give up on your dreams because you could end up changing the world.
I was given the amazing opportunity last Spring to travel the world, and my last destination was one that I will never forget. One of the hardest things I had to do was say goodbye, and that's why we created the Taaluma Project. We are no longer saying goodbye but hello to further education and limitless possibilities.
The first to be impacted:
The ripple started here. These twelve students had no idea how much their "extra" adventure during a semester abroad would have on their lives.
Traveling abroad changed my perception of marketing and inspired me to work towards creating sustainable social change. Working with the Taaluma Project has shown me that even the smallest things do make a difference.
Graduated with a Public Relations degree. The most life changing part of my experience at Virginia Tech and beyond was traveling to Kenya and spending time with these amazing kids.
Graduated with a dual degree in Public Relations and Psychhology. Whitney spent four years teaching Special Education in Philadelphia and now works as Program Director or a literacy non-profit. Impact statement: Traveling to Kenya opened my mind to all the world has to offer. This experience changed my career trajectory and therefore had an imense impact on my life.
Most allergic to malaria pills.
Graduated with a degree in Marketing and an intense passion for travel, art, and kittens. Each day I spent in Kenya genuinely made me smile, and I cannot wait to go back!
Graduated from Virginia Tech with a dual degree in Marketing & Communications. My experience in Kenya changed my life in a way I couldn't imagine. Since 2012, I have returned 4 times and everytime my heart fills with joy and Chipati! I love all outdoor activities and consider myself an avid foodie!
Graduated with a degree in Marketing and International Business minor at Virginia Tech. The kids we met in Kenya were UNBELIEVABLY smart and driven and we want them to have the same opportunities that we do!
Graduated with a dual degree in Marketing and Management. The time I spent in Kenya has completely changed my everyday outlook on life back in the US and also helped me to overcome my fear of veggies!
Graduated with a finance degree. My semester abroad was by far the most eye opening and rewarding experience of my entire life. After graduation I plan to start the next chapter of my life in New York City. Hakuna matata!