Waukesha West Grad Traveling to Ukraine with Peace Corps
Tegan Anderson, 23, a 2008 graduate of Waukesha West High School, will work as a youth development volunteer in the Ukraine.
Tegan Anderson, 23, is leaving for the Ukraine on Tuesday for 27 months with the Peace Corps where she will be running programs to prepare teenagers for adulthood.
While 27 months is a big time commitment, the Waukesha West High School graduate said she has time for a career later in life. Anderson’s been interested in the Peace Corps since high school and since she graduated from college in May, now is the time for the new adventure.
“I am just excited to go do it,” Anderson said.
Anderson will spend the first three months in Ukraine studying the country’s language and training for her position as a youth development volunteer.
“I love working with at-risk youth,” Anderson said in a news release. “I always felt fortunate to grow up in a great community that supported my dreams. I want to help others that may not be as fortunate as I was.”
Anderson is the daughter of Michael and Cheryl Anderson and a 2008 graduate of Waukesha West High School. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a minor in Spanish in 2012.
While overseas, Anderson will miss her friends and family.
“And the food here,” she said with a laugh.