My name is Jenni and I am a Korean-American who lived in Mongolia. I left the States in late May of 2015 to serve as a Secondary Education English Teacher with the Peace Corps. After two months of in-country training, my cohort and I swore-in as the 26th generation. I began my two year service in Ovorhangay province in August 2015. My school has about 2,000 students between 1st and 12th grade and is just shy of 100 teachers. It is one of four primary/secondary schools in my city.
I finished my service in July 2017 and have hopes of getting my Masters of Education and teaching certification. This part of my life is still unfolding so will have updates for you soon!
What I did in the years leading up to Peace Corps…
In the year before Peace Corps, I served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools in Washington D.C. I worked mostly at the foundation office as a graphic designer and communications specialist, but also carved out some time to work on projects with school staff and students. A few years before that, I got involved with the Student Conservation Association, first as an summer intern in Missoula, Montana and then as a Conservation Leadership Corps crew leader in D.C. Both were awesome experiences and going back to live in Montana has become one of my life dreams. Also during my three year term in D.C., I had the privilege of working at the Arlington Arts Center, a super cool arts education nonprofit in the heart of Arlington, Virginia. Before that, I was in college splitting my time between Atlanta and UK/IE. Perhaps that was when I started thinking that maybe I’d join the Peace Corps one day. 🙂
Feel free to reach out with questions, anxieties, musings or just to connect! I would love to hear from you and I do my best to answer all emails.
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