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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Corps Conversations Ep. 11: Nicole Evans | Togo

I really enjoyed talking with Nicole about her life as a volunteer in Togo.  Since we both served in the same village, it was good to share and compare some of our experiences with each other.  And at the same time, it was great to hear about some of the projects she did with the community, many of which I never would have thought to do.  It's clear that we both had very positive experiences in Kemeni, where we served, and I'm glad that we finally had this opportunity to connect.

We also spent some time talking about what it was like coming back to the states after the Peace Corps, and how she dealt with issues of feeling lost or not knowing her place anymore.  That's definitely a common theme in the post-Peace Corps experience, and it's interesting to hear how different people handle that adjustment period.

 Nicole with some boys in Kemeni

Nicole with some boys in Kemeni

Nicole is currently a graduate student at the University of Hawaii Manoa studying Natural Resource and Environmental Management. She works with the Hawaii Forest Institute as a Project Coordinator for the Children's Discovery Forest at the Honolulu Zoo. She served in the Peace Corps from 2008-2010 in Kemeni, Togo as a Natural Resource Management volunteer. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

 Nicole in Hawaii

Nicole in Hawaii