Wednesday, May 25, 2011


First to introduce myself. My name is Michelle And I am joining the Peace Corps, leaving home May 31st to go teach English in Cameroon. I first applied to the Peace Corps way back in September 2009 (the application was a really long process for me), but I decided to defer in order to teach English in France for the 2010 - 2011 school year. Before France I went to Seattle University where I majored in Political Science, focusing on Internal and Comparative politics and minoring in French. 

What first drew me to the Peace Corps, way back in high school was the opportunity to help others. I've always loved volunteering, travelling, and experiencing new cultures, so I thought it would be a great idea to do it all at once! I am even more thrilled to utilize my French skills and even learn another language (not yet determined, Cameroon has over 200 African dialects).