Krystal Atha, an MI student from the University of Denver's Korbel School, is working in El Salvador's region known as the Ruta de Paz (or "route of peace") as a community organization and economic development Volunteer. Her primary project supports the Association of Tourism Development (ASDETURP), which uses responsible tourism as a source of income for communities in the Ruta de Paz. Atha's primary work supports ASDETURP through event planning, creating an internal communication procedure, writing grants and internal bylaws, project design and bookkeeping. She is currently working with artisans to create a November exposition to showcase art from the Ruta de Paz, to celebrate and promote a sense of identity and culture. Atha has also worked with other Volunteers to organize regional youth camps on creativity, professionalism, health, and sexual awareness. She will be serving in El Salvador until early 2012.
Read the Fall 2011 Peace Corps Master's International publication; The Global Scholar.