Rising from the ashes: How tragedy inspired community action in Fundación

Sunday, May 18, 2014 will forever be a day etched in the collective memory of Fundación, Magdalena, as a distinct moment of trauma and sorrow. A group of thirty-three children, ages between four and thirteen years old, and a chaperone waited inside a bus on their way to a church activity while the bus driver … Continue reading Rising from the ashes: How tragedy inspired community action in Fundación

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Five reasons why Colombia should be your team in World Cup Russia 2018

Dear friend in the U.S., The world’s biggest quadrennial sporting event is upon us: World Cup 2018 in Russia. As an American, the World Cup is a unique international sporting event in that we are far from the dominant, foreboding favorite as we are in the Summer Olympics which gives us the rare opportunity to … Continue reading Five reasons why Colombia should be your team in World Cup Russia 2018

La Olla Milagrosa

The focus of my work in my first seven months in Colombia has revolved around the locally based non-profit, La Olla Milagrosa (‘the Miraculous Pot’) - connecting it to the Miami-based micro-loan organization TCP Global, developing and teaching a series of small-business training sessions aimed at entrepreneurs who are single mothers, and coordinating twelve local accounting students as advisors to the project.

Why not be a Peace Corps Volunteer?

"...in some ways, Peace Corps service has been a selfish endeavor for me stemming from the fact that I never came up with a good answer to the test posed as the question ‘why not be a Peace Corps Volunteer?’. What greater way to develop as a human being and help people less fortunate than to be a Peace Corps Volunteer? I still do not have the answer."