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University of Colorado Boulder

A Buff Life – Adventure, Service, Empathy, Courage, Hard Work and Humor…

This place is a far cry from Pearl Street or the Hill, but it was here, among the hammocks and conch shells, that we met Carrie Gibaldo (EnvsSt ’06) and Emily Fahle (A&S ex’04), two former CU students who have achieved “Buff Life” status by combining adventure and service with strong shots of courage, empathy and humor. At the time, they were both working at Canoa’s only bilingual elementary school, a job that neither woman had trained for nor expected when they first ventured to Ecuador.

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