Where was your first international trip? What was your first international development experience? Where did you first have that spark of interest? For me, like so many, it was the Peace Corps. I got my first passport at age 21 just so that I could join the Peace Corps. Read more about my story that was recently published in the University of Oregon’s Alumni newsletter. More than a decade later, I’m a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Those experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer changed my life in more ways than I ever expected.