Tag Archives: work

Piecing Together the Nepal Project

I wrote a blog post that was featured on VaxTrac’s website about our work in Nepal. I’m posting it here too because I haven’t yet gone into detail about the work we do at VaxTrac. Enjoy! Part I: Vial to … Continue reading

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Wherever you go, there you are. And so is Peace Corps.

Peace Corps started working in Nepal again in 2012 after a long hiatus.  There haven’t been too many volunteers yet and none of them are currently in the Far Western Region. And yet Peace Corps kept coming up while we … Continue reading

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Por Fin, a New Adventure

I tried to write a new series of haikus over the summer to capture the essence of my “funemployment,” but it was hard to sell the self-deprecating humor. The haikus went something like: Today I woke up and arranged sea shells by size. Productivity. … Continue reading

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My Work Here is Done

March is here: my 27th and final month as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  I have one more week in site, and nineteen short days left in Nicaragua.  I’m not crying because I’m in denial.  So it goes. During the month … Continue reading

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Language Proficiency Interview

A medical brigade from the States came to my site the first week in December and a couple PCV friends and I helped translate for them.  We were able to recount stories and medical conditions to the doctors and nurse … Continue reading

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Of Late, with Photos

PEPFAR Conference: 24-26 October 2012 Between August and October of this year, second year health volunteers organized several conferences on HIVaids throughout the country.  In the north, we focused our conference on the vast migrant worker population, due to the … Continue reading

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ChatSalud: A Nicaraguan Revolution of a Different Kind

According to the International Telecommunication Union, approximately 8 out of 10 Nicaraguans have cell phones (ITU 2011).  And according to the Nicaraguan Dispatch, all 153 municipalities have cell phone coverage (17 Sept. 2012).  This means that if you live in … Continue reading

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so, what is it that you do, anyways?

It’s been about a year since I’ve updated you all on my regular work activities, and it’s evolved quite a bit since this last posting.  Last year, I focused my energies on working with my main counterpart, the Ministry of … Continue reading

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Window into my Life

My counterpart texted me around 10pm last night to tell me that if I wanted to go to Guapotal for a meeting with the brigadistas, the bus would leave at 6:30 this morning. What’s the theme of the charla? I … Continue reading

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Out of Site, Out of Mind

Sometimes travel is part of the job description.  When I wrote this, I was on an 8-day-out-of-site binge, which was preceded by whole other week out of site. Things come up, and this past month seemed to be one of … Continue reading

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Day in the Life: Jornada de Vacunación

Last March during my site visit, I was thrown into a truck that traversed rivers and mountains until we ended up in several rural communities that I haven’t seen since.  It was an exciting and confusing time.  I spent the … Continue reading

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Children

I was sort of a waste of space this week.  I mean, it happens.  I got sick during the two days I was going to leave for communities: Wednesday I was going to go to a health fair, and Thursday … Continue reading

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