Post Peace Corps

The adventures do not stop once volunteers close their service. They: “third goal” projects, invest in their communities, they continue to travel the world. Read about a few of their experiences here:

Originally from the north suburbs of Chicago, Doug Neal was planted with the travel bug at a very young age. Doug knew Peace Corps was in his deck of cards. He spent 2.5 years in a small indigenous community in the Andes Mountains of Peru dancing Shacsha, eating potatoes, and facilitating community projects in the school, health post, and with CARE. After Peace Corps, Doug got his MBA and worked as a product marketer of Post-it(R) Super Sticky Notes. Currently, Doug has a new adventure he quit his job went to India and Nepal for summer. He is currently on the journey of a lifetime seeking a career as a ayurveda consultant, yoga teacher, and life coach. Follow the blog as he journey’s into this new path and see what unfolds.

Kriste Ericsson served as a PCV in South America from 1987-1988 with the National Biological Inventory of Paraguay. She and two other PCVs assisted their counterparts in building up the plant, bird, and fish collections of this organization, now the National Museum of Natural History of Paraguay. Her current vocation is as administrative assistant and fundraiser for a nonprofit counseling service. Kriste facilitates “Friends of the Rum River”, enjoys banjo picking, and is a songwriter. Kriste currently manages the blog for the Friends of the Rum River.