Burman accepted into Peace Corps

Burman accepted into Peace Corps

CUMBERLAND - Woonsocket resident Tamara Burman, the director of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for the Kyrgyz Republic on April 23.

Burman, 28, will live with a host family for three months to learn the language and culture before being sworn into service and assigned to a community where she will serve for two years.

She will work in cooperation with the local people and partner organizations on sustainable, community-based development projects that improve the lives of the people in the Kyrgyz Republic.

"I welcome new challenges for not only the personal growth, but opportunities to learn about others and help them in any way they need," Burman said.

Burman is the daughter of Robert and Suzanne Burman and a graduate of Woonsocket High School. She has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and a master of business administration from University of Rhode Island.