Ep #032: Advocacy and Peace Corps Week

February 27, 2018

Peace Corps Week commemorates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service. […]


Ep #031: Megan Riethmiller, Uganda 2015-2016

February 20, 2018

Megan Riethmiller wanted to serve in the Peace Corps since childhood, a dream that began in kindergarten with a pen pal who was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya. Yet, her service in Uganda was marked by tragedy when she was sexually assaulted on her first day of teaching. This, however, is only part of her Peace Corps story.  […]


Ep #030: Jennie Davis, Senegal 2011-2013

February 13, 2018

Jennie served in the capital of the garden belt in Senegal. Her longest and most successful project was working with a local leather worker who made purses and other handicrafts. However, not all her projects worked out. Hear about Jennie’s successes and missteps, while navigating complex community and volunteer relationships. […]


Ep #029: Janina Yates, Botswana 2012-2014, El Salvador 2014-2015

February 6, 2018

Two weeks after finishing her service in Botswana, Janina Yates landed in El Salvador to begin working as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. We talk about the similarities and differences between Botswana and El Salvador and her two different Peace Corps Volunteer position, in addition to all the amazing stories she collected over three years of service. […]