From Peace Corps Volunteer To Professor

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When Dr. Kristin Hedges left for Kenya to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer, she thought she was going to save the world. Looking back sixteen years later, she had it backwards.

Through finding herself, living in a new community and making lifelong friendships, it was Peace Corps that saved her. Continue reading “From Peace Corps Volunteer To Professor”

Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Regional Recruiter: Annabel Khouri


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Sioux Falls, S.D., resident begins Peace Corps service in Kenya

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Megan Robertson, 30, of Sioux Falls, S.D., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Kenya June 5 to begin training as a public health education volunteer. Robertson will make a difference educating community members about HIV/AIDS prevention and care while promoting healthy living and hygiene.

Robertson is the daughter of John and Carol Robertson and a 2001 graduate of TF Riggs High School in Pierre, S.D. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 2008. Since college, Robertson has worked as an archaeology technician in central South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. She has also held jobs ranging from camp cook to bartender to mink rancher. Continue reading “Sioux Falls, S.D., resident begins Peace Corps service in Kenya”

Urbana, Ill., resident completes Peace Corps service in Kenya

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Peace Corps Volunteer David Burns works with a student in his community in Kenya.

After teaching physics, math, and life skills at a boys high school in rural Kenya for two years, Peace Corps Volunteer David Burns, of Urbana, Ill., has completed his service and returned to the U.S. still committed to making a difference.

“I am determined to find a career where I can use technical skills to improve the lives of people worldwide,” said Burns, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2010. “Currently, I am planning to return to school and have interests in international aid law as well as engineering.”

Burns grew up in Urbana and graduated from Urbana High School in 2006. While at UIUC, he realized that “my time was a currency, and I could spend it on an infinite variety of activities,” he said, and began to consider Peace Corps service. He applied to serve with the dual goals of helping the world and learning about it. Continue reading “Urbana, Ill., resident completes Peace Corps service in Kenya”