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In her own words, Donna Kilpatrick says, “Warren Wilson College profoundly and radically changed my path in life.” Donna, a literature major, worked on the farm during her entire time at Warren Wilson, and also became leader of the swine crew. More than just a few things that Donna uses in daily life she would not have known of otherwise came from Warren Wilson. For service she went to Costa Rica and worked with an agro-forestry program, and then she worked at a dairy farm in Costa Rica. They carted milk with oxen to a milk processing plant. Donna also worked on two dairy farms: Jamie Clarks Dairy farm which was a small, family run farm, and a large factory dairy.
After Warren Wilson, Donna went on to join the Peace Corps in Ecuador for two and a half years. She then had a career in Higher Education and worked in admissions at three different schools, Warren Wilson College, Eugene Lange with is part of the New School, and then Hampshire. While Donna was at the New College she earned her master’s degree in Non profit management. Now she works for Heifer International’s Learning Center at Overlook Farm, which gives farming animals to poor rural communities around the world while simultaneously and using an intense training process to teach those communities how to utilize their livestock. The unique thing about Heifer is that families are required to give the offspring to another group that has gone through the training program. Heifer has a development model that works because it keeps on giving. Donna Kilpatrick says her work crew experiences at Warren Wilson opened up all the doors that made working at Heifer International possible.