Deja also participated in ACE in Place 2020.
Participating in the ACE program this summer is worth it to me because it will provide me the best opportunity to do international service amid the pandemic. I feel that I will be challenged, learn a lot, and take different community building and professional knowledge away from this experience that will stay with me through the rest of my education and professional career.
Dejanae’s past experiences with community engagement includes volunteering at a nursery near her home town frequently, planting trees and creating sustainable growth in several parks. She also has participated in different opportunities in Durham including service learning, where she spent a semester tutoring kids, and other service days with her team.