Celebrating 2 Years of Peace Corps Service & What’s Next!

Two years ago to this day I arrived to Moldova curious as to what this new adventure would hold. Now that I am on the other side of these two years, I am grateful to be able to celebrate making it to this point! Hooray for 2 years of Peace Corps service!

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At the airport in New York, June 2014 as we waited to check in for our first flight.
As for my next steps, I’m happy to share that I won’t be going too far any time soon as I will be extending my Peace Corps service in Moldova for a third year!

Surprisa!!!

The funny thing is that during my pre-service training in 2014 I was nominated by the peers in my training group as “Most likely to extend.” I didn’t think much of it at the time but apparently they knew better than I did. Thanks COD crew, I’m gonna miss you!

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I held onto the “Most likely to extend” picture my peers had made. As a side note, I also was given “Most likely to become a Country Director” as well. I guess we shall see how that one goes as I have no plans for becoming a CD at this point…

Instead of counting down the days, I have added around 395 days (13 months). By the time I complete my service in August 2017 I will have served with the Peace Corps for 40 months. Whoa.

At this point I am finishing 2-years of service in Balti until July. Then in August I will go home to Pennsylvania for 30 days. I will return to Moldova in September where I will start my 3rd year of service working with the new Tekwill IT Center of Excellence along with working with youth and entrepreneurs in a variety of technology programs, one of them being Technovation Challenge.

In addition to this, I have the opportunity to travel to San Francisco in July for a training as part of a new Master Educator program Technovation has launched this year.

I will be sharing more about this experience as well as how things come together over the next couple of months between taking home leave for 30 days and preparing for a 3rd year of service in Moldova. More to come soon!

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3 comments

  1. Wow!  Congratulations! You obviously love what you’re doing and you definitely are making an impact.  Praying for you – stay safe and may God continue to guide you. I hope you can find a few minutes to stop in when you’re home. 😊

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