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Caitlin Floreal at TEDxVT 2012: Using a World Class Education Where it is Needed Most

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Caitlin Floreal

Speaker 2012; Alum, '06

Caitlin McHale Floreal graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Leadership & Social Change. During her junior year, she created a student organization called Project Esperanza, which later became a non-profit organization and has been the focus of her life ever since graduating. She currently lives in Puerto Plata, a town in the Dominican Republic, where her non-profit work has led her to unite the town with Blacksburg through service, creating positive change in both communities. Today, multiple projects are going on to improve Puerto Plata, a community that is very far-off from the comfort of our own homes, and she hopes to see more people use their world-class education applied in places where people need it most.

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