After graduation in 2014, I moved to Washington DC to do a year with Americorps VISTA at a non-profit called Student Veterans of America. I did a couple different jobs while I was there and was hired at the end of my year as a full time employee. I always had to learn new things such as research best practices regarding community development in the veteran space, social media outreach, and non-profit development.
I finished this job at the beginning of April and then left for Korea. I went there because I made a few Korean friends while I was in DC and wanted to visit their country before beginning my Peace Corps service. I think I learned a lot while I was there and I believe it set me up well for Peace Corps.
I leave for Mongolia on May 29th [Alex wrote this in May 2015] and my main focus will be teaching English. I am excited for the opportunity and I feel as though I am as ready as I am going to be. I believe my education as a History Major at Temple University has been very helpful in my various positions and in my application to the Peace Corps. I had the experience thinking critically, writing clearly, and constantly researching. Also, I hope to continue studying history after my Peace Corps service concludes.