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Entrance Interview: Thomas, TEFL 68

Who are you?

Thomas Bagby Orange… (*dramatic pause*) Jr.

What do you like to go by?

Thomas, Tom, TO, Orange and/or any variation.

Where do you call home?

Glen Allen, VA

Why did you join the Peace Corps? Continue reading “Entrance Interview: Thomas, TEFL 68”

Entrance Interview: Jasmine, ENV 68

Who are you?

Jasmine Williams

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.

Entrance Interview: Andrea, TEFL 68

Who are you?

Andrea René Franke

What do you like to go by?

Andrea (pronounced the Spanish way!)

Where do you call home?

Portland, Oregon is where I was born and spent the first 23 years of my life. However, a RPCV from The Gambia once told me that home is something that is internal and once you have it you can be at home no matter where you are in the world. I would say that is a meta of mine.

Why did you join the Peace Corps? Continue reading “Entrance Interview: Andrea, TEFL 68”

Entrance Interview: Jared ENV 68

Who are you?

Jared Ginsburg

What do you like to go by?

Jared Ginsburg

Where do you call home?

I am from Kinnelon, New Jersey

Why did you join the Peace Corps? Continue reading “Entrance Interview: Jared ENV 68”

Entrance Interview: Neal, ENV 68

Who are you?


My name is Neal.

What do you like to go by?


Neal. I’d say I’m just that boring, but I think it is a pretty nifty name.

Where do you call home?


I’m from the Columbia river gorge, on the Washington side. My house is the evergreen trees, my carpet is the moss on the forest floor, and my window is the rain.

Why did you join the Peace Corps?
 Continue reading “Entrance Interview: Neal, ENV 68”

Entrance Interview: Jill, TEFL 68

Who are you?

That is a really good question, I’ll probably never answer right; but, let’s just go with Jill Camargo

What do you like to go by?

I like to go by houses and make up stories about the people who live there.

Where do you call home?

My home is where my husband is, and he’s in Nebraska, I hope.

Why did you join the Peace Corps? Continue reading “Entrance Interview: Jill, TEFL 68”

Nica 68 Entrance Interviews

Nica 68 Swore-in as official volunteers this morning, November 10, 2016.  Congratulations and welcome to the Peace Corps Nicaragua team!  In the coming weeks, we will share some of their initial thoughts and get to know them a bit here on the blog in the form of VaPué Entrance Interviews.


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: Continue reading “Nica 68 Entrance Interviews”

Entrance Interview: Matt, HE 67

Who are you?

Matthew Donovan

What do you like to go by?

Matt or Mateo

Where do you call home?

Fort Collins, Colorado

Why did you join the Peace Corps? Continue reading “Entrance Interview: Matt, HE 67”

Entrance Interview: Kat, EEP 67

Who are you?

I’m better at asking questions than answering them

What do you like to go by? 

Kat! or Katharine in Spanish (sometimes spelled ‘Katering’)

Where do you call home? 

Lincoln, Nebraska

Why did you join the Peace Corps?

Peace Corps runs in my family

What is one thing you want to do while in Nicaragua? 

Continue evolving

 


Are you an PCV in Nica 67 (or older group) but haven’t yet responded to the Entrance Interview Qs? Never fear, the questions are here.

Entrance Interview: Khalan, EEP 67

Who are you?

My name is Khalan Boyer

What do you like to go by?

Khalan

Where do you call home?

Northern Virginia, right outside Washington, D.C.

Why did you join the Peace Corps? Continue reading “Entrance Interview: Khalan, EEP 67”

Entrance Interview: Debby, HE 65

Who are you?

Debby Drew

What do you like to go by? 

Debby in English; Deborah in Spanish

Where do you call home? 

Peace Dale, Rhode Island

Why did you join the Peace Corps?
Continue reading “Entrance Interview: Debby, HE 65”

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