Katherine “Kaydee” Gavron of Atlantic Beach has embedded herself in other countries to experience cultures. Next is a Peace Corps stint in Costa Rica.
At 27, Atlantic Beach resident Katherine “Kaydee” Gavron is already a world traveler, having embedded herself in other countries to experience their cultures.
She has spent time in Argentina, Finland, France, Italy and Malta. And this weekend she heads to Washington, D.C., for an orientation session on her next international adventure — as a Peace Corps volunteer working with youth in Costa Rica.
“Most people follow a prescribed path,” Gavron said, but in high school she wanted to get “to know different ways of life. I wanted to take life by the reins.”
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Gavron will be among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s COVID-19 evacuation in March 2020. The agency suspended global operations and evacuated about 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries.