IDCE Students Profiles

Maria Buitrago (IDSC '2013)

Maria Buitrago (Colombia) was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the US. She received a B.S. in anthropology at the University of South Florida. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde Africa as an Education volunteer teaching English at a local high school. She also organized activities with a girls’ leadership club and worked with the youth in her community. She went back to Colombia as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer from 2010-2011 working in an English co-teaching program and also spent much of her time creating activities for the youth in her community. Her areas of interest include gender issues, community development, sustainable development and Africa.