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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. 12: Evelyn Powery | Philippines

Evelyn and I spoke in late June about her experiences as a volunteer in the Philippines.  Having traveled to the Philippines myself, I was keen to exchange stories with her about life over there.  What struck me most about Evelyn was just how positive she was when talking about her Peace Corps experience.  I'm sure that there were some challenging points for her, but I think on the whole, serving in the Peace Corps was something that influenced her life for the good.   

 Evelyn with her students and colleague

Evelyn with her students and colleague

 Wearing traditional Filipino attire   

Wearing traditional Filipino attire

 

 World Map Project

World Map Project

 Teaching a career seminar

Teaching a career seminar

Evelyn grew up in San Jose, California and got her BA in Communications and Spanish from UCLA. After graduating, she started her Peace Corps service in the Philippines in 2010. She taught English to rural high school students, and on the side she conducted leadership trainings, facilitated professional develop training for teachers and supervisors, coached boys and girls soccer, and directed a choir at a local Filipino church. She completed her service in 2012, and she is currently enrolled in the MBA program at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She will obtain concentrations in strategy and finance, and she hopes to go into management consulting after graduating. Long-term, Evelyn wants to break into the field of microfinance and social enterprise.

Read more about Evelyn's Peace Corps experience here: http://epowphilippines.blogspot.com 

Also check out Evelyn's new blog focusing on social entrepreneurship: http://mysocial1mpact.blogspot.com