Who are you?
What do you like to go by?
Fachenta Frankie! Haha, just kidding. Call me Jasmine!
Where do you call home?
Peace up, A town down! (And for those of you who suffered a childhood without the musical stylings of Usher and Lil Jon, I’m from Atlanta.)
Why did you join the Peace Corps?
I joined the Peace Corps for many reasons but I think that they can all be summed up into the fact that I just want to be a better person. I wanted to learn more about this world, the environment, how to grow my own food, speak Spanish and how to make a lasting positive impact in the lives of others. My aunt and uncle met in the Peace Corps while serving in Ecuador in the 90s. They’ve always been an inspiration for me, because they’re incredibly interesting, well-traveled and full of amazing stories. I want to be just like them.
What is one thing you want to do while in Nicaragua?
Aside from my professional goals, I want to eat a meal in each departamento.
What is your perfect pizza?
This is a hard one, because I’m torn between two pizzas from the same pizzeria. If you’re ever in New York, do yourself a favor and visit Artichoke Pizza. The spinach and artichoke is creamy and delicious without being too overwhelmingly rich. The crab pizza is seasoned with Cajun spices, breadcrumbs and succulent pieces of actual crab meat. I typically order a slice of both, because a.) I’m grown; b.) I love to eat; and c.) I’m indecisive as hellllll.
Who is a character from a TV show or a book that you’ve always resonated with?
Jess from “New Girl”, because she’s a teacher who’s slightly awkward, has a definitive aesthetic and sings show tunes. Side bar: Another Peace Corps goal of mine is to play “True American” with my compañeros during a holiday. It’s a game that was created on the show “New Girl” and I’ve always wanted to play it!
Have you ever danced in the rain? If not, HOP TO IT!
Ummm, absolutely! But I need to do it again soon! The conditions are perfect.
Do you believe in pinky promises?
Yes, but they’re only valid if both parties simultaneously kiss the swirl of their hands while the pinkies are locked.
Are you an PCV in Nica 68 (or an older group) but haven’t yet responded to the Entrance Interview Qs? Never fear, the questions are here.