I am a Rhode Island native and a proud James Madison University grad. For years I worked as an ocean lifeguard during my summer, and it helped me to adopt a certain mindset – a reminder that I’m just livin’ the dream.
After finishing up graduate school at the University of West Florida, I spent three fantastic years working with the Greek community at Texas State University. However, I felt that something was still missing; that I could do more. Peace Corps service was something I had considered earlier, but simply was not ready commit to a 27 month volunteer gig and ended up spending 33 months in the wonderful country of Ukraine.
Fast forward 28 months and I find myself answering the call once again. After spending a few months at home with mom and dad, finding work in and moving to the great city of Philadelphia, I find myself embarking on another journey – this time to Rwanda. Africa is a continent I have yet to visit, however it might be the assignment itself I am most excited about! I plan to write more often than last time…but I’ve learned that entering Peace Corps service with a plan is risky business.
Shoot me an email from time to time, I’ll be sure to respond when I can: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for stopping by!