Charlie Ehle graduated from Wright State University with a B.A. in International Studies in 1996. Since leaving Dayton she has made her career in Africa . In Angola , for the non-governmental organization Development Aid from People for People, Charlie helped to build the national school infrastructure. During her time in this country that was still undergoing a civil war, she taught basic health and hygiene to second graders, as well as English to seventh grade students. Charlie went on to serve in the Peace Corps in Mali from 1999-2001, where she organized, executed, and evaluated various community health programs. There she also continued to teach health, hygiene, and English to seventh, eighth, and ninth grade children. For her outstanding work in this capacity, she was selected by the Peace Corps as its regional representative at the West African Gender and Development Conference in Cotonou , Benin . Charlie went on to receive her M.A. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in 2004, specializing in humanitarian aid and development. Charlie is currently employed by Catholic Relief Services, where she serves as an advisor on refugee protection for a number of complex humanitarian emergencies. Although she is currently busy working to provide assistance to Darfur's refugees in eastern Chad, Charlie also played a role as an advocate for returnees in the recent peace deal resolving Sudan's other, decades-long civil war.