Corps Conversations

Life after Peace Corps Podcast with RPCV Astrid Vinje

A podcast about returned Peace Corps volunteers and life after Peace Corps. Twice a month, RPCV, Astrid Vinje, interviews fellow Peace Corps volunteers about their experience during and after their service.
 
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What’s this all about?

Corps Conversations is a podcast created by husband and wife team, Clint Bush and Astrid Vinje.  Each episode, we interview returned Peace Corps volunteers, and give them the opportunity to share their story about what their Peace Corps experience was like, and what their life has been like since then.   

Although it came about as a spur of the moment decision, in a way, it was already several years in the making.  Astrid, a returned Peace Corps volunteer, has always enjoyed sharing her story with others.  But after spending some time struggling with adjusting to life post-Peace Corps, she wondered if there could have been a better way to make that process easier.  Clint, an avid podcast listener, had always hinted at wanting to collaborate on a podcast together.  When Astrid pitched Clint the idea of interviewing RPCVs, he immediately thought it would be a great format for a podcast, and so Corps Conversations was born.  

We work as a team to bring you each new episode, with Astrid interviewing the guests and Clint working behind the scenes to edit the audio.  It’s definitely been a learning process, but we’ve enjoyed every minute of creating this podcast. We hope you enjoy listening to it, and that you keep coming back for more stories.  Thanks for listening!

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About Astrid

Astrid works as a Finance Officer for a global health non-profit in Seattle, WA called PATH.  Through her professional and volunteer work, she has over seven years of experience in the international development field.  Astrid received her MA in International Development Studies from the Elliott School of International Studies at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and holds a BA in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  She served as a Community Health Extension Agent for the Peace Corps in the country of Togo from 2004-2006.

Aside from work, Astrid enjoys travel and writing, and maintains a blog called The Wandering Daughter, where she records her thoughts and reflections on travel, life, and motherhood.  Her travel writing has been published on online travel sites, and she has had several short stories published in Seattle literary magazines.  To check out more of her writing, visit www.thewanderingdaughter.com.

About Clint

Clint is a web designer and developer with over twelve years of experience in the graphic design and web development industry.  Over the years, he has worked on projects for nationally recognized companies such as PBS and United Way, as well as smaller companies such as Womin Media.  He has also served as an adjunct professor for the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC.  Clint brings a wealth of experience and knowledge into the areas of branding, user experience, content management, and responsive design.  He holds a BA in Graphic Design and Photography from the University of Northern Colorado in Greely, CO, and has also studied Interactive Media at the Art Institute of Seattle in Seattle, WA.

Currently, Clint is a web developer for a small design firm in Seattle called CKA Creative.  Clint enjoys immersing himself in the latest developments in the tech field, and can always be found reading blogs or listening to podcasts.  Visit www.madebyclint.com to check out more of his professional design and development work.