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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.  […]

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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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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.  […]

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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. […]

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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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Bonus Episode – Guest Host Sheev Davé Interviews Me

October 6, 2017

After reading my Peace Corps memoir, Sheev had several questions and comments that he sent me. This started the idea to have in on the show, both as a guest and as a host. We talk about the writing process, my service, and my unfiltered, raw account of my time in the Peace Corps. […]

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Ep #011: Sheev Davé, Botswana 2013-2015

October 3, 2017

How would you sum up two years of service abroad filled with highs, such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and a handful of lows. Sheev and I discuss his time as a Clinic Health Volunteer in Botswana, the highs, lows, and in-betweens. […]

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Ep #009: Catherine Cottam, South Africa 2013

September 19, 2017

Catherine Cottam served in South Africa in 2013. She was medically separated five months into service when she developed depression and eventually Bipolar Disorder. Yet, her service should be defined by more than mental health issues.  […]

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