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. […]


Ep #014: Jennifer Bangoura, Mali 2008-2012

October 24, 2017

Jennifer Bangoura served in Mali from 2008 to 2012, first as an Environment Specialist in a village of 1,000 people nine hours north of Bamako, then in Bamako where she worked on a USAID-funded education contract as a Communications Specialist. We talk about a few of our shared interest, the Peace Corps and photography, and learn more about her Peace Corps story.  […]


Ep #013: Cindy Handle, Uganda 2014-16

October 17, 2017

Cindy Handle served in Uganda as a Community Economic Development volunteer. Her love of volunteerism started when working with Amnesty International in undergrad and continued to grow into a passion for helping others. On this episode, she reflects on her service, a year after returning home. […]


Ep #012: Yadezi Abreu, Colombia 2016-2018

October 10, 2017

I interview Yadezi Abreu about her time in Peace Corps Colombia, thus far, as a Colombian American. Not only is she Colombian, her family is from the region where she serves, and her grandfather lives close by. Yet, her service has not been without struggle, and much of that struggle comes from being Colombian. […]

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