When I received my invitation to the Peace Corps, I truly believed that the people whom I loved and cared about would still be there when I got back. Unfortunately, what I failed to realize is that life has its own plan and own schedule. For when my mother called the evening on February 28th, 2017, I knew that one of those people […]

Diving into a society where gender norms differ vastly from those back in America can make for a difficult transition for female volunteers. As Americans, we have been raised in a society that continually strives for gender equality, and where women are now excelling in positions that were once uncharted territory. While this is one […]

Breaking news: On February 12th, 2017, the youth residing in Korovou took initiative, started a youth group, and decided to use Peace Corps resources to work together on their very first project. Cyclone Season often makes the trek to the restroom a muddy disaster for our little learners at Korovou Methodist Kindergarten. Luckily, with the help of many hands, […]

One year ago from today, on February 20th 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston was the strongest tropical cyclone in the South Pacific that swept through Fiji. With a fewer than a million people living in Fiji, Winston left an uncountable number of families without homes, stripping community members away from their communities, children away from their […]

Six months ago, as I approached my second year serving in Fiji as a Peace Corps volunteer, I sat in my room with the thought that “Before I go, I must do something for my community”. Now, six months later, on February 13, 2017 … Great news! Our small, rural town of Korovou is so […]

When I first learned that at least one-third of my role as a Peace Corps Volunteer would be teaching secondary school, or high school year students, I wasn’t exactly pleased to say the least. After previously teaching back in the states, I had already completely eradicated this option as a career choice, as I cancelled […]

I have recently been contacted by many individuals interested in joining the Peace Corps about how holidays are in my host country or country of service, and how I cope with being away from my home during the holidays. The holidays are truly what you make them. They can be your lowest or your highest […]