Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Recruiter: Brett Heimann

Name: Brett Heimann
Country of Service: Togo, 2009-11
Assignment: Girls’ Education & Empowerment volunteer
Recruitment Territory: Wisconsin Continue reading “Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Recruiter: Brett Heimann”

Menominee Indian Tribe member fulfills childhood dream with Peace Corps

Wegner.MaryMary Wegner, 25, of Bangor, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Uganda Nov. 10 to begin training as an English education volunteer. Wegner will live and work at the community level to make a difference teaching middle and high school English in addition to sharing resources, developing teaching materials with local teachers and becoming involved in community and school projects.

“Since I was 11 years old, I dreamed of traveling the world, living with another culture within close quarters, and observe their way of life,” Wegner said. “When attending college, my parents informed me of the Peace Corps and its mission. It was like an epiphany for me, bringing two things together that I had formed a passion for. Finally, I had a name to a dream that I had since a young age.” Continue reading “Menominee Indian Tribe member fulfills childhood dream with Peace Corps”

Mequon, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Kosovo

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Brittany Vulich of Mequon, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Kosovo June 6 to begin training as an English education volunteer. Vulich will be among the first group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Kosovo, and she will live and work at the community level to make a difference by teaching English as a second language to secondary school students.

“I wanted to be able to continue my education outside of the classroom, in a unique setting, while also serving others,” said Vulich, 24, explaining her motivation to serve in the Peace Corps. Continue reading “Mequon, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Kosovo”

Manitowoc, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Indonesia

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Terceira Molnar, 28, of Manitowoc, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Indonesia March 15 to begin training as an English education volunteer. Molnar will live and work at the community level to make a difference by teaching English in middle-school classrooms, developing teaching materials with local teachers, and organizing community- and school-based projects.

Molnar remembers when a teacher who had served as a Peace Corps volunteer presented to her high school geography class, sparking her interest.

“I believe my true purpose in life is to be of service to others, and the Peace Corps has a brilliant manner of allowing its volunteers to use their experience and education to enrich the lives of others,” Molnar said. Continue reading “Manitowoc, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Indonesia”

Milwaukee resident begins Peace Corps service in Ecuador

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Erica Woods, 27, of Milwaukee, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Ecuador Jan. 14 to begin training as an English education volunteer. Woods will live and work at the community level to make a difference by teaching English and helping develop a standard English language curriculum.

“My love for helping others and learning about culture inspired me to serve in the Peace Corps,” Woods said. Continue reading “Milwaukee resident begins Peace Corps service in Ecuador”

Waukesha, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Rwanda

Stephanie Stern, 23, of Waukesha, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Rwanda Sept. 10 to begin training as an education volunteer. Stern will make a difference teaching English as a second language to middle- and high-school students in her local community.

“I thought about doing many different things after graduating college — having a career was not one of them,” Stern said. “I traveled to South Africa to volunteer for a month in the summer of 2011 and after that, I knew I wanted to go back to Africa.” Continue reading “Waukesha, Wis., resident begins Peace Corps service in Rwanda”