IDCE Students Profiles

Christy Gillmore (IDSC '2011)
IDCE Fellow

Christy Gillmore (USA) has a B.A. in anthropology and economics from the University of Virginia. Upon graduating, she joined the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa, where she worked primarily with a women’s group to create income generating activities. In particular, she helped the women improve their shea butter quality so as to be able to export for a higher profit. After returning from the Peace Corps, she became a healthcare coordinator for Refugee and Immigration Services in Roanoke, Virginia, helping refugees and immigrants gain access to healthcare in the community.