Peace Corps

My Peace Corps Story

Peace Corps was my “dream job” all the way back to my first year of high school when I learned about it. I applied (on the old 8-hour application) in 2013 when I was getting ready to graduate from college and was accepted into Peace Corps Sierra Leone. I departed in June 2014 to begin training to become a Science Educator. Only two months in, I was evacuated due to the growing Ebola pandemic that was spreading within the country. Coming home was hard knowing I was leaving behind a family I grew to love as my own.