Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Anderson, PCM18
The variety in my activities has enabled me to foster personal relationships and ties that will last beyond my official close of service.
During my service at Universidad Politécnica Metropolitana de Hidalgo (UPMH), my primary responsibility was to support the Information Technology and Animation and Visual Effects Departments. In this capacity, I co-taught Project Management and Research Methodology, drawing on my knowledge and experience in academic teaching and basic research in neuroscience, as well as my background in training of software. Relationships with prior professional colleagues allowed me to facilitate the coordination of IT events at UPMH and invite guests with expertise in technological innovation to same. Weekly one-on-one English conversations with various faculty members and students included professional and academic topics to strengthen technical knowledge as well as language skills.
I promoted Peace Corps’ Global WriteOn! Creative writing contest. A student from UPMH won a first place award at the international level, the only one to do so that first year of Mexican participation. The success of WriteOn! has inspired the Rector to initiate a similar contest among Mexico’s Bilingual, International and Sustainable (BIS) universities. I also had the opportunity to share my Filipino culture – demonstrating the diversity of American people – by participating in World Fest at UPMH. I helped prepare students for international study opportunities.
The variety in my activities has enabled me to foster personal relationships across various departments, ties that will last beyond my official close of service.