I am part of the 275th batch of volunteers the Peace Corps has sent to the Philippines. The first group was sent in October 1961. Since then, almost 9,000 volunteers have served in the Philippines working to help empower local communities.
This is a blog chronicling my experiences applying to, preparing for, and serving as a coastal resource management Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. I’m writing mostly for my family and friends, if they’re curious what I’m up to. But, I’m also writing for myself. I look forward to this URL still existing far beyond my service so I can take a walk down memory lane every now and then. I’m expecting this to be quite an adventure. I’ve been told that serving in the Peace Corps changes you. I haven’t figured out what that means yet, but maybe, towards the end of my service, I’ll know and share it here.
Maybe you’re reading this and you don’t know me, or you don’t know me well. Don’t feel unwelcome by my previous statement. It’s pretty cool you’re here. I hope you like it. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, either through the contact section at the bottom of the About Me section or by commenting on any of my posts.
Disclaimer: “The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Philippines Government.”