As a PCV one thing I’ve realized is that showing up and being active in the community is 50% of the job. Peace Corps Colombia recently transitioned its posts from urban sites to rural municipalities in 2015. The region I am posted in is an isolated stretch of mountains along the Caribbean Colombian Coast with… Read More A PCV in Colombia uses emoji’s to promote financial literacy awareness
I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a podcast about my Peace Corps Service. I was really compelled to share my experiences so far throughout my service when a fellow PCV shared this podcast project with me. Part of why I was so drawn to this podcast is the honest tone of both Tyler Lloyd,… Read More Podcast: My Peace Corps Story
Being a Community Economic Development Volunteer is an abstract positions with a range of services varying on a case-to-case basis for the American men and women serving in the Peace Corps, currently in over 60 countries. My primary duty is to promote financial literacy, entrepreneurship and savings culture in San Jacinto, Colombia. This region was… Read More An intimate look into business consulting for Colombia’s displaced citizen population.
I want to start this blog post off by saying that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being gay. I’m going to put my money where my mouth is and use my privilege in society; as a female who identifies as being straight, to talk about how us “normals” are annoying and/or suppressing equal rights. A.K.A. Basic… Read More What its like to be: gay in my Peace Corps Host Country Colombia
Read about some problems I didn’t expect to face as a Latina Peace Corps Volunteer.… Read More It’s time to stop talking over women.
Learn about being a self starter and how it can save you from those “stuck in a rut” periods throughout service… Read More Why having self initiative is key to maintaining sound mental health….and how sugary cereal helps too.
What happens in a small town when a major fire breaks out and there is no access to running water?… Read More How does a town with no access to water put out a fire?
Click here to find out what it takes to test drive a newly brain stormed class.… Read More One small step for San Jacinto, one giant leap for CED Colombia.
Some basic tips I have come up with to cope with host family living.… Read More Host Family Living
Where is it that we go?!… Read More Why is CED always traveling?
…and how we know each other.… Read More Paul.
Learn more about my site here.… Read More San Jacinto: Tierra de la Hamaca Grande