This blog: I originally created this blog primarily for my friends and family as I prepared to serve in the Peace Corps. One of the three goals of the Peace Corps’ mission is to help “promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans,” and it is my hope that this blog has fulfill this goal in some ways. It was a useful tool for keeping in touch, answering questions, and sharing my experience. I continue to keep this blog both as a reference for prospective Peace Corps Volunteers and other interested readers, but also as a meaningful way to continue sharing ideas and happenings. Please leave comments or feel free to reach me by e-mail: (emlsewhere) (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)

Me: I grew up in New Jersey with three siblings and four ducks. I went on to Brown University, where I got my A.B. in Development Studies.  I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda from 2007 – 2009 and have since moved back to America to pursue graduate studies in International Political Economy and Development.