Peace Corps Aspiration Statement

So when you’re accepted to serve with the Peace Corps, you might think that all the work is done. WRONG. Accepting an invitation actually begins a whirlwind process of tasks that the invitee must complete–applying for a diplomatic passport, getting finger printed/background checked, a bunch of medical/dental tasks, etc. One of the earlier tasks that…

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Mid-Service Slump

In a few weeks, I will reach my exact half-way point of my service in Ecuador. As with so many other periods in life, it has simultaneously flown by and felt like so much more than a few months. Many of us, I would say, are in or recently out of what we call a mid-service slump.…

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Suspension and Resilience

I was never much of a science student. As a high schooler, I was much more interested in Spanish and History than chemistry or physics. But there were a few lessons in biology that fascinated me and made me wonder if maybe I had a scientist deep inside me after all. One of those lessons…

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