Dan Lundahl introduced Rafaela Fiallos, who visited with us at breakfast last week. Rafaela is applying for a Rotary Peace Fellowship to focus on human rights and international relations. Rotary selects some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded fellowships to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.
Rafaela is a recent graduate from Crown College, with dual majors in communication and Christian Studies. She also has an Associate Degree in Law from her native county, Honduras. Rafaela noted the high unemployment, crime and murder rate in Honduras motivated her to change her life so that she can do the same for others. Her path to Minnesota resulted from a scholarship to Crown College, based on her translation work for Christian missions in Honduras. The 2-year Rotary program in North Carolina would provide her with a Master’s Degree related to conflict prevention and resolution.
To learn more about Rotary’s Peace Fellowships: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/get-involved/exchange-ideas/peace-fellowships