Where are you from?
International Studies and Anthropology
What were you doing before you joined Peace Corps?
Working and traveling with non-profits in Richmond, Virginia and in Africa in the fields of youth and sexual reproductive health and working as a Career Coach at Apex Systems, Inc.
What do you anticipate to be your greatest challenge?
Working completely in Spanish
Funny anecdotes from training?
If a bull/cow is coming at you, don’t look at it in the eyes or run away- stay calm and slowly step away.
Biggest Spanish mistake?
Using “mierda” instead of “merienda” – multiple times
What do you hope to accomplish in your service?
I hope that I am able to make a few more people decide to use condoms and learn more about consent. I hope that more people are empowered with themselves and empower others.
What is something you have done in Nicaragua that you never thought you would do?
Eat the brains of a fish.
First impressions of Nicaragua?
Beautiful and warm
What surprised you most about Nicaragua?
That there are no addresses or street names
Would you consider dating a Nicaraguan?
What do you miss most from home?
My family and friends and my cat
Favorite Nica food so far?
Sopa de Pescado