Zoeller to spend summer in Argentina working with non-profit
Chloe Zoeller, a freshman McConnell Scholar at the University of Louisville, will spend the month of July in Buenos Aires, Argentina, volunteering with Fundación Pies Descalzos, a non-profit that works with underprivileged children from some of Buenos Aires’ poorest areas.
According to its website, Fundación Pies Descalzos provides children the opportunity for an education and fulfills some of their most basic needs, including food, water and shelter. Fundación Pies Descalzos is an offshoot of global popstar Shakira’s international non-profit “Pies Descalzos.”
Zoeller, who has been to Buenos Aires once before as part of a high school exchange program, is looking forward to returning and offering her time and energy to the fundación’s efforts. “I am very thrilled to be given the opportunity to volunteer here, as well as return to the country that I consider my second home,” Zoeller said. “I am very eager to go back and to fall in love with the language again.”
A native of Louisville, Ky., and 2012 graduate of Assumption High School, Zoeller is pursuing a major in Spanish and minor in political science at the University of Louisville. When she is not in Buenos Aires this summer, Zoeller will be working on an organic farm in Shepherdsville, Ky.
For more insight into the work Chloe will be doing this summer, visit her blog.
By Mary Elizabeth Young, McConnell Scholar '16