Volume 12, March 2014
Elisabeth J. Turner is an Ed 4 PCV, teaching English to students, teachers, and priests in Rutsiro District. Hailing from California, she studied public policy and education and enjoys discussing both topics late into the night with anyone who makes the mistake of getting her started. When she's not reading the 150th book of her Peace Corps service, she can be found gurgling with her neighbor's baby or chasing their chickens out of her house.
Ian Allen is an RPCV who served in Rwanda from 2012-2014. He is going to be a graduate student at the University of Minnesota this fall studying International and Comparative Education. Though he misses many things about Rwanda, it's nice being in a place where the bartender automatically assumes you want your beer ikonje.
Liz Stuhr is a member of Ed4. When she’s not holding impromptu sex ed classes, she’s hanging out with her friends Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Roman Mars, and Anna Sayle.
Sarah Epplin is a third year PCV, originally serving with the Ed3 cohort. She works in Nyanza at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development.
Lauren Wright is an Ed 4 PCV working as Stomp National Coordinator. Coming from hot and humid South Carolina (bless her heart) she was already well acquainted with mosquitoes and now she's getting to know the pesky malarial critters even better. She enjoys doing crafts, playing Bananagrams, listening to far too much RadioLab, and all other dorky things. Look out for her sporting her next craft project around town: a rice sack dress depicting the plasmodium life cycle!
Kirsten Nuber is an education volunteer in the Eastern District of Rwanda. She graduated from Rutgers University with Majors in Political Science and French and a minor in English (because a major in English is totally useless). Her last production was Annie in the 6th grade. She is a sea otter enthusiast and a giant David Bowie nerd. She is currently attempting to combine those interests in an otter rock opera (an ottera).
Jonathan Padway is an Ed 5 Volunteer. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and began his Peace Corps service the following September. He is an avid reader and movie-watcher in his spare time. His future plans are uncertain as of yet.