Christopher Hedrick is the Country Director for the Peace Corps in Senegal. He leads 160 Peace Corps Volunteers working to reduce poverty, enhance food security, improve health and preserve the environment in Senegal, one of 80 countries where Peace Corps Volunteers currently serve around the country. Learn more about Peace Corps at PeaceCorps.gov and about Peace Corps Senegal at pcsenegal.org.
Prior to arriving in Dakar, he was the President and CEO of Intrepid Learning Solutions, a venture capital-backed training services firm headquartered in Seattle. Under his leadership, Intrepid was named by Inc. magazine as one of fastest growing companies in America. Before founding the company in 1999, Hedrick was Technology Policy Advisor to the Governor of Washington State, which was twice recognized as “the Digital State” for the nation’s best use of technology in government and education. Previously, he was the Director of Strategy and Operations for the Gates Library Foundation, which later became the core initial program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates Library Foundation was an outgrowth of Hedrick’s work managing national philanthropic programs and education industry interactions at Microsoft. From 1993-95, he was the Director of Domestic Programs at the Peace Corps international headquarters. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer focused on rural community development in Dindefelo, Senegal from 1988-90. Hedrick graduated from Stanford University with honors and distinction and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. You can follow Hedrick on Twitter @hedrickchris.
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