From the Unit Leader: Global Connections

Karen Wobig addresses Mandela Washington Fellows.
Karen Wobig addresses Mandela Washington Fellows.

This summer, our office had a unique opportunity to meet and engage with 25 Mandela Washington Fellows. These professionals represented 18 African countries.

Each Fellow positively impacts their home community through a variety of ways such as developing youth leadership and educational conferences, establishing non-profit organizations, and addressing environmental challenges and climate concerns.

I was able to share the Extension model of translating University research into programs and information that directly benefits people. The Fellows were highly receptive of this model as they strive to connect with and help residents in their African countries.

Connecting with people from a global lens benefits us all, and it was a privilege to have this interaction.

Karen Wobig,
Extension Educator & Unit Leader