Alexandra Keenan is a second semester Master of Science candidate in the Graduate Program in International Affairs program specializing in Conflict and Security. As a Coverdell Fellow she is pursuing a career in community development in post-conflict countries. Before enrolling at The New School Ally was a Peace Corps volunteer in northern Benin, West Africa. For three years she taught English, created health and social initiatives and worked with a local women’s group in gardening and income generating activities. Interested in gaining development experience in East Africa and gaining more knowledge of Ethiopian culture. Ally is humbled by her acceptance in the International Field Program and excited for her internship at MCDP (Mission for Community Development Program)!