Where do you call home?
Maryland. Silver Spring area
What were you doing before you joined Peace Corps?
I was finishing my Master of Public Policy degree at University of Maryland
Weirdest/most specific/interesting item you brought to country with you?
First impressions of Nicaragua? What surprised you most?
I was surprised by my first “rainy season” experience.
Funny anecdote from training/service so far?
Learned this dicho from my host mom during training: “Amor de lejos, amor de pendejos.”
Best Spanish mistake?
I can’t say comb that well
Favorite Nica food?
What do you hope to accomplish in your service?
I hope to help my counterparts with their English speaking and teaching skills. When I leave, I want them to be better off compared to when I arrived.
What do you miss most from home?
My family, S.O., friends, and independence.