My name is Ashley Guy, and I am thrilled to be a graduate assistant for the Waltham Group during the 2019-2020 school year! I am a graduate student in the Sustainable International Development program at The Heller School. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in International Relations and Diplomacy and a minor in African Studies from The Ohio State University. After serving in Benin, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer for three years, I returned stateside this summer to begin my graduate studies. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, I taught English to secondary school students for two years, followed by a year at the Batonga Foundation, an NGO committed to girls' and women's empowerment. I led and coordinated several youth and mentorship programs, community service projects, and constructed a library in my host community that aims to promote girls’ education. In my free time, I enjoy being a foodie, venturing through parks, art galleries, and vintage shops, and attending live music and food festivals. I look forward meeting all the amazing students that continue to make the Waltham Group an integral part of our community.