Name: Emily Brandt
Recruiting Area: West Texas, East Texas, Northern Louisiana, the Interwebs and everywhere else! (Emily is our Digital Recruiter.)
Years of Service: 2013-2015
Country of Service: Armenia
What type of work did you do in Peace Corps? Community and Youth Development. More specifically, I worked with a local women’s organization where we did community events, job training, seminars, and professional development among other things, and had a secondary project with a local kindergarten improving their infrastructure, supplies and teaching methods.
What was the most unusual food or custom you encountered?Khash- Cow hoof and intestine soup
Describe a defining event during your service. I challenged myself mentally and physically by hiking across half the country over three weeks during an educational health event with 12 other volunteers.
One thing you want people to know about Peace Corps. Just how transformative it can be in helping you change from the person you are to the best version of you.