Janine Lambert grew up in Troy, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she was able to hone her skills with service such as building houses, tutoring children, and clearing invasive species. All four years, she spent spring break and two weeks each May performing service trips which continually increased her love of travel and service. She went to New Orleans, LA to rebuild with multiple organizations as well as New York, NY to deliver meals to people with terminal illnesses with God's Love We Deliver. She also led a trip to Tucson, Arizona to work with Humane Borders. She learned a lot about planning, integrating into communities, and building trust while participating in and leading these trips.
Janine also spent much of her college career living and learning with the Michigan Community Scholars Program. She eventually became a Resident Advisor for this community service oriented learning community. As a Resident Advisor, she focused on building community, promoting understanding between different cultures, and organizing community service events. She also volunteered with Relay for Life, the ONE campaign, Students for the Exploration and Discovery of Space, and the American Nuclear Society. Somehow, even with all this volunteering, she graduated in May of 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences degree. She still maintains that community service is much more important than grade point average as it certainly made her who she is today. She had continually sought for a way in which to combine her love of engineering with her life purpose of helping others. Finally, she found out about the Peace Corps Master's International Program and knew it was necessary to her future.
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