Corps Conversations Ep. 2: Anne Larrivee | Togo
I spoke with Anne in mid-March about her experiences during and after the Peace Corps. Our conversation focused a lot on some of the challenges she faced when she came back, particularly with trying to explain what she went through to her friends and family, and finding people who really cared about hearing about her experiences. Listening to her story really resonated with me, since I certainly had similar feelings during my readjustment period. At the same time, it was interesting to hear how her experiences in the Peace Corps led her to pursue a career in library studies, which may not be what you would expect from a health volunteer. It just serves to show how life can take you in unexpected directions.
Anne Larrivee served as a community health and AIDS prevention volunteer in Togo from 2005 to 2007, where she worked to connect members of her community with health resources and information. She received her Master’s in Library and Information Studies from the University of South Florida, and also holds a Bachelor’s in Family and Community Services from the University of Delaware. She is currently a librarian at Binghamton University Libraries in Binghamton, NY.