URI TodaySaturday, May 25, 2013
Senior wins prestigious Boren scholarship to study in Tanzania
A study abroad program in Rome changed Molly Wood’s life. Sure, the food and wine were great, but it was the Somalia refugees peddling socks and tissues that left the biggest impression.
Why did most people ignore them? They were invisible, and that bothered her, so much so that the University of Rhode Island student decided to make it her mission to improve the lives of refugees and others who need humanitarian aid.
She’ll get one step closer to that goal next fall when she travels to Tanzania to study Swahili, thanks to winning a Boren Scholarship, one...