Ep #023: Greg Emerson, Morocco 2003, Peru 2003-2005

December 26, 2017

Greg Emerson began his Peace Corps journey in Morocco but was evacuated from the country before swearing in, when the US invaded Iraq. Months later, he flew to Peru, where he would spend two years working high in the Andes mountains.  […]


Ep #022: Holidays in the Peace Corps

December 19, 2017

I’m excited to share with you the first thematic My Peace Corps Story episode where I talk with four Peace Corps volunteers who served across the globe during different decades. They share their holiday Peace Corps stories and reflect on their time abroad. […]


Ep #020: Katherine Fitch, Ukraine 2016-Now

December 5, 2017

A week before Katherine is to hold her first big event as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, things didn’t look good. The only performers she had for the Youth Center’s Christmas Concert were the English Christmas Carol Club and with no budget for decorations, everything had to be made by hand. But, in true Peace Corps fashion, everything falls into place at the last moment. Hear this story and the rest of Katherine’s Peace Corps story. […]


Ep #018: Ray Myers, India 1966-68

November 21, 2017

During a decade defined by the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and rock ‘n’ roll in the US, Ray found himself in India training future teachers, building kitchens, and learning to play the drums with new friends. […]


Ep #017: Taylor Faiella, Fiji 2015-2017

November 14, 2017

Days from the end of her service, Taylor’s house was set on fire, sending a clear message that someone no longer wanted her there. That feeling, however, was only shared by one person in Fiji, a community that loved her as much as she loved them.  […]


Ep #016: Lizzie Pelz, Ethiopia 2012-2014

November 7, 2017

Lizzie Pelz, an LGBTQ+ volunteer, served in Ethiopia from 2012 to 2014. While her experience is not the same as all LGBTQ+ PCVs, we talk about going back into the closet, finding support, and the difficulties faced while serving in the Peace Corps. […]

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