Angelica Gehlich



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