Meet Your Peace Corps Recruiter: Ryan Cairns


Name:  Ryan Cairns.
Country of Service: Bulgaria, 2009-11
Assignment: Business Development
Recruitment Territory: Iowa

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Cross Plains, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Sierra Leone


Joshua Utter, 22, of Cross Plains, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Sierra Leone June 17 to begin training as an education volunteer. Utter will live and work in a community to teach English as a second language to secondary-level students.

Utter is the son of Sheila and Thomas Utter and a graduate of Edgewood High School in Madison, Wis. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and international studies from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2013. 

Utter was inspired by his high school history teacher, Wade DallaGrana, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho more than 30 years ago. Continue reading “Cross Plains, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Sierra Leone”