Our outstanding professors joining us from around the world...



Richard Sitler...  LinkedIn | Email | Live Chat
Richard is a photojournalist, served as a PCV in Jamaica from 2000-02 with at-risk youth, returned to Jamaica in 2006 as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer and will return again in 2012. He is also author of Making Peace With The World which includes years of photographing PCVs around the world. 


Erica Burman...  LinkedIn | Email | NPCA | Live Chat
Erica has worked with the National Peace Corps Association since 2003 and is Editor of Worldview Magazine. She served as a PCV in The Gambia from 1987-1989.


Katie Borkowski...  Email | Photography | Blog | Live Chat
Katie is a Registered Nurse and is currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2010 to 2013. She has worked in hospitals and health departments promoting public health, nursing methodology and also worked to improve children's health and wellness education.


Ariel Wyckoff...  Email | LinkedIn | Live Chat
Ariel served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2000 to 2002 and has worked for the U.S. Department of State since 2005. He is also a Board Member for the RPCV group Friends of Mongolia. 


Todd Sanders...  Email | Live Chat
Todd joined the Peace Corps in 2010 after nearly twenty years in corporate America. In the Peace Corps he has worked within the micro-finance sector after a professional career including designing, developing and launching a business incubator for a local nonprofit and running his own business development firm.


Elizabeth Dowell...  Email | Live Chat

Elizabeth has been serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jordan since 2011 where she works as a Primary School English Education Teacher.


Carolina Tercero... Email | Live Chat
Carolina served in the Peace Corps from 2009 to 2011 as a Community Youth Development Volunteer in a Mongolian Provincial Children's Center, working with youth in a health, educational and leadership capacity.


Mark Rosenwald...  Email | Photos | LinkedIn | Live Chat

Mark served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2003 to 2005 as an English teacher and helped train the first Community Youth Development Volunteers in Mongolia.


Julie Nelson...  Email | Blog | Live Chat

Julie has been serving as an English Education Volunteer since September 2010 in Azerbaijan. Her Peace Corps service is continuing through this year


Alec Macauley...  Email | Live Chat

Alec spent two years with Teach for America after serving as International President of Circle K. He will be sharing advice with us about incredible service opportunities around the country. 


Amparo Garcia...  Email | LinkedIn | Live Chat 
Amparo served as a Community Health Volunteer in Senegal from 2006 to 2008 and as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Mali as Start-up Coordinator for Stomping Out Malaria in Africa (Peace Corps/President's Malaria Initative) in 2011.


Brian Bernstein...  
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Brian is currently serving as a Peace Corps Health Volunteer from 2010 to 2012. His work includes community health development in the small village where he lives in northern Mongolia.


Cassandra Weiner...  
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Cassandra served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2007 to 2009 teaching English as a TEFL Volunteer. She is currently active in her RPCV community in Virginia.


Daniel Cherry...  
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Daniel is currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia teaching university English in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. He is currently serving until 2013.


Anne 
Baker... 
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Anne is Vice President of the National Peace Corps Association, where she has been since 1996. She also serves as Managing Director of Encore Service Corps and NPCA's Mentoring Program. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1984 to 1987 in Fiji.


Jon Schmidt...  Email | LinkedIn | Live Chat
Jon Schmidt is an RPCV who served from 2009 to 2011 in a mountain village in Bulgaria working on projects dealing with ecological, sustainable tourism. Currently Jon is working on his MBA at American University in Washington, D.C.


Molly Mattessich...  Email | NPCA | Interview
Molly is currently Manager of Online Initiatives at the National Peace Corps Association and the leader behind Africa Rural Connect. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali from 2002 to 2004.


Vanessa Porter...  Email | Live Chat
Vanessa served in Honduras from 2008 to 2010 as a Protected Areas Management Volunteer in a rural village where she taught Environmental Education in schools, wrote course books, organized a Girls' Health Group, led a "Religious Equality Forum" support group and served during a coup d' etat!




Amy Panikowski...  Facebook | Email | Live Chat

Amy served in Malawi from 2001-02 as a Wildlife Extension Volunteer and has been a Peace Corps Recruiter at the University of Florida since 2005. With Amy's hard work and dedication UF's rank as a recruiting school has skyrocketed.


Bonnie Nelson...  Email | Blog | Live Chat

Bonnie is currently serving as a PCV in Mongolia. She works in a technical college teaching English to students and teachers. Prior to Peace Corps, Bonnie served one year as a team leader in AmeriCorps NCCC and then worked at the University of Washington developing service-learning partnerships with nonprofits and campus organizations.



Brandon Marlow...  Email | Live Chat

Brandon served in Mongolia from 2008 to 2010 as a English Educator and has been a Peace Corps Regional Recruiter for the Southeast Region of the United States since 2010.


Barbara Ferris...  Website | Email | Live Chat
Barbara served as a PCV in Morocco from 1980 to 1982. She served as the first Women in Development Director at Peace Corps for five years, is President and Founder of the International Women’s Democracy Center and is co-founder of the Peace Corps Fund. 


Chris Beale...  
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Chris served as a PCV in the Eastern Caribbean from 2005 to 2007. Upon returning to the U.S. Chris founded Other Places Publishing which publishes travel guides written by RPCVs.


Alison Boland...  Email | Live Chat
Alison is a third year PCV. Her first two years were spent in the countryside as an English teacher and her third year has been as a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader and Program Developer on the Agaa-Egee Project


Leslie Chamberlain...  Email | Live Chat
Leslie is a music therapist who served in the Peace Corps from 2008 to 2010 as a community youth development volunteer. She is also co-editor of the Mongolia Travel Guide published by the RPCV-publishing house Other Places Publishing.


Jamie May Ly...  
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Jamie served with Peace Corps from 2008 to 2011. Her work included sustainable hospital and community-based projects focused on health education and skills development of nurses.


Chris McMillan...  Email | Live Chat
Chris is currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. Chris has a Masters in Education with 5 years of teaching experience. He began his service in 2012 and will just be finishing his Peace Corps Pre-Service Training at the start of our course. 


Andy Cullen...  Email | Photography | Live Chat

Andy served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2005 to 2009, in both Bangladesh and Mongolia as a community educator. After his service he began his career as a documentary photographer. 


Jessica Madison...  Email | Blog | Live Chat

Jessica is currently serving in the Peace Corps as an English Education and Community Development Secondary Education English Teacher from 2011 to 2013. 


Alyse Butler...  Email | Live Chat

Alyse is a Master's International student currently serving in the Peace Corps from 2011 to 2013 where she lives in the Gobi desert and works with children as an English educator. 


Debra Pritchard...  
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Debra is currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2010 to 2012 in the Philippines. Her work includes community development, economic development and sustainable business.


Jonathan Payne... Email | Live Chat
Jonathan served in Panama from 2008 to 2010 in environmental conservation. He also served with Peace Corps Response in Panama for 6 months focused on economic development, sustainable agro-business training and project management.


Jessica...  Email | Blog | Interview | Live Chat
Jessica served as a PCV in Zambia where she contracted HIV and was medically separated. Her blog No Going Back. There is Only Forward has received more than 100,000 visitors in the last 5 months. We also had a chance to interview Jessica as well.


Courtney Dunham...  
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Courtney served with Peace Corps in Honduras from 2007 to 2009 as a Protected Areas Management Volunteer and then worked with USAID in Honduras from 2009 to 2010. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at George Washington University.


Travis Hellstrom...  Website | Email | LinkedIn | Live Chat
Travis just finished three years of service as a PCV & PCVL in Mongolia where he worked as a Health Specialist. He founded Peace Corps 101, wrote the Unofficial Handbook & Enough, and co-founded TEDxUlaanbaatar, the first TEDx event in Mongolia.


Kevin Quigley...  Email | NPCA | Interview
Kevin is President of the National Peace Corps Association and served in the Peace Corps from 1976 to 1979. He is also a contributor at Huffington Post where you can find many of his articles focusing on Peace Corps and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer experience as well.


Will Dickinson...  LinkedIn | Email | Live Chat
Will served as a PCV in Armenia from 2004 to 2006 focusing on environmental education. He is also co-founder of PeaceCorpsWiki.org and PeaceCorpsJournals.com which supported by a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to collecting and disseminating information about the Peace Corps to the public.


Judy Gates...  Email | Blog | Live Chat
Judy served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2008 to 2010 and again as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer from 2011 to 2012 working with Community Economic Development. 


Richard Lopez...  LinkedIn | Email | Live Chat
Richard was a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2008 to 2010. He worked in a secondary school to facilitate language learning. This included teaching classes, organizing seminars, and being a librarian to a newly developed English library. He also did this by using the native language and being an all-around fun guy.


Megan O'Connor...  Email | Live Chat

Megan is a currently serving Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, the largest Peace Corps country in the world. She has been serving since 2010 and is coming to the end of her service in the next few months.


Jeremy Laws...  Email | Live Chat

Jeremy is a Peace Corps Volunteer currently enrolled in the Master's International program where he is completing both his Peace Corps service and a Masters Degree at the same time. He is currently serving in Moldova.


Chris De Bruyen...  Email | Photography | Live Chat
Chris served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia from 2007 to 2009. He currently works as a and Instructor with the American University of Iraq. He is also co-founder of Development Now.


Thomas Burns...  Email | Live Chat
Thomas was a Fulbright Scholar in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia from 2009 to 2010. He is also author of the Unofficial Guide to Fulbright Scholarships and will be sharing his perspective on the incredible Fulbright Program.


Cameron Jones...  Email | LinkedIn | Live Chat

Cameron is currently finishing two years serving in the Peace Corps where he has worked as a Primary Teacher Trainer in Mongolia. He works with teachers to improve English education. 


Peter Treut...  Email | Live Chat

Peter served in Senegal from 2005 to 2009 as a PCV and PCVL where he worked in Agriculture Extension, as well as Peace Corps training, program evaluation/design and volunteer placement.


Claire Riley...  Email | Live Chat

Claire served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia from 2009 to 2011 where she worked as a University Professor and English Teacher and also spent her summers working with children in summer camps across the country.

 

Todd Waite...  Email | Live Chat

Todd served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2009 to 2011 where he worked as a University Professor and English Teacher and also spent his summers playing sports and working with children in summer camps. 


Tim Jenkins...  
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Tim is currently serving as a Peace Corps Health Volunteer from 2010 to 2012. His work includes community health development, capacity building, and grant development.


Janet McLaughlin...  Email | Live Chat

Janet is currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and extending for a third year of service. She is currently working as a Community Development Consultant.


Ashlee Christian...  
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Ashlee served with Peace Corps from 2008 to 2010. Her work included primary school English instruction in rural Mongolia where she worked with children and lived in a Mongolian ger for 2 years.


Don Drach...  Email | LinkedIn | Interview
Don has gained over 30 years of experience in international development since serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia from 1971 to 1973. He currently mentors RPCVs on networking, job searching and returning home to America after service.


Joe Semrad...  Email | Live Chat

Joe served Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, the largest Peace Corps country in the world, from 2009 to 2011. In addition to his assignment he also worked closely with the Safety and Security Committee in Ukraine during his service.


Amanda Wybolt...  Email | LinkedIn | Blog | Live Chat
Amanda is currently serving as a third year Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal where she is Communications & Media Manager for the Stomping Out Malaria in Africa initiative. Previously, she was a Health Volunteer in southern Senegal where she focused on nutrition, food security, and community-based healthcare.