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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.  […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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Ep #028: Janet Miller, Burkina Faso 1982-1984

January 30, 2018

Janet served in Burkina Faso, down the road from where I served and 30 years before. It was a pleasure to hear about her service, during two coups d’etats and the beginning of Thomas Sankara’s presidency. […]

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Ep #027: Lisa Curtis, Founder of Kuli Kuli

January 23, 2018

Lisa Curtis was working on a big project with her local women’s group to grow moringa trees for nutritional trainings, but she was evacuated from Peace Corps Niger after a terrorist attack before the project could be completed. Yet, the story doesn’t end there. Lisa went on to found Kuli Kuli, America’s leading moringa superfood brand, as a way to continue the project. […]

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Ep #026: Ven & Kelly Anderson, Tanzania 2014-2017

January 16, 2018

Ven and Kelly Anderson served as Education volunteers in a Tanzanian village situated at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. This alone would provide for amazing Peace Corps stories, but their story is made more interesting by the fact that they served as a married couple in their 40’s. Hear their story and perspective on service as mid-career volunteers. […]

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Ep #024: Jaclyn Zoccoli, Liberia 1966-1968

January 2, 2018

When Jaclyn Zoccoli reflects back on her Peace Corps service in Liberia 50 years ago, she asks herself, “What were we able to accomplish?” When she posed that same question to her fellow volunteers of Liberia IX, they were quick to respond. Hear their response and more on this episode of the My Peace Corps Story podcast. […]

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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.  […]

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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. […]

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