Jody Olsen first heard of the Peace Corps during a presentation from a recruiter attending a sorority dinner. The following day she informed her fiancé that they were going to join the Peace Corps and 18 months later they were headed to Tunisia. Almost 50 years after her service ended, she was sworn in as the 20th Director of Peace Corps. This is her story.
This week, I talk with Jody Olsen about her service, career, and the meandering way she found her self to being the current director of the U.S. Peace Corps.
Jody Olsen, Tunisia 1966-1968