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UC leads all universities all-time in producing Peace Corps volunteers

Neeka Mahdavi, second from left, a UC Berkeley graduate in economics, served in the Peace Corps in Peru from 2018-2020. She is now pursuing a master’s in public policy from UC Berkeley. (Photo: Courtesy Peace Corps)

Since its inception in 1961, the Peace Corps has been a transformative experience for the volunteers and host countries involved — and UC has been a major part of that story, according to new data released by the Peace Corps.

Four UC campuses are among the top 25 schools to have produced volunteers over the Peace Corps’ 62-year history, with UC Berkeley having sent more volunteers to the corps than any other college or university in the country through the organization’s duration.

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