UCLA Affiliation: Alumni
Country of Service: Albania
Years of Service: Currently serving
I am a health volunteer, meaning I work in the Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Public Health in my town. I joined the Peace Corps having no IDEA what I was getting myself into. Everyday I am challenged in new ways; whether it’s dealing with gender roles, the language barrier or cultural differences. Living in a foreign country challenges you, down to the very core of who you are. I am stronger, happier and more self assured than I can ever remember being. Sometimes when you set off to help others, you end up helping yourself. I cannot wait to return to the US to share my experiences and new found interests with my friends, family and coworkers.
The picture included is from a camp I helped run for underserved children in Albania.