Volume 7, September 2011
Sonya Alexander is a health 2 PCV and aspiring fashion and shopping magazine columnist. Her goal is to visit every major Rwandan market and never wear the same outfit twice. Sonya comes from Baltimore County and went to Washington College (in Maryland) where she studied psy-chology. She loves teaching camp songs, making oatmeal cookies, and coloring with the local chil-dren in Gitwe, Ruhango, in the southern province.
Anna Cowell is a health 2 PCV who hails from Hyattsville, Maryland. She majored in sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She works with AEE in Kigali, and she likes reading, cooking, watching 30 Rock, and listening to the Voice of America. Anna‘s Peace Corps goals: to convince at least one person to update his or her anti-virus software; to complete one crossword puzzle, even if it is from the back of a People magazine.
Sarah Doyle is an education 2 PCV at G.S. Rango in Bugesera District. She is originally from a small town in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Sarah studied International Relations and French at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Mary-land. She likes reading, pilates, soccer, laughing hysterically with her local shopkeepers, and when at home, online shopping.
Sally Dunst is a health 2 PCV in Nyamagabe. Originally from Fredonia, a tiny town in western New York, she graduated from Cornell Univer-sity. Sally is working with FHI and Kigeme Hospital helping to introduce Electronica Medi-cal Records to health centers and hospitals in the area. Her favorite part of living in Rwanda is tu-ratembeye-ing through the mountains of Nyama-gabe with her Rwandan pup!
Kerianne Hendrickson is a health 2 PCV who lives in Rulindo district in the northern province. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, she attended Michigan State University where she received a Masters Degree in Social Work focusing on older adult and mental health studies. She loves people—especially the old and the wise.
Devin Johnson grew up in Daytona Beach, where she spent her free time surfing and eating delicious seafood. She is a health 2 PCV living in Mulindi Village with Ed. 2‘s Daniel Serwon. Among other things, she enjoys literature of the American South, pets, and telling Dan to wipe his muddy shoes off before he comes in the house.
Avery Miles is an education 1 PCV who lives in the mountain village of Muramba in Ngororero district where she works at a secondary school. She comes from Morris Plains, New Jersey and went to American University where she gradu-ated in 2008 with a degree in International Rela-tions. Avery likes dancing, reading, hiking, and writing.
Nora Nunn, a health 2 PCV, lives in Kigali, where she works with Akazi Kanoze, a youth livelihoods project. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and went to the University of Virginia, where she studied English and French and learned everything she did (or didn‘t) want to know about its founder, Thomas Jefferson. Her personal achievement: having climbed Mt. Faulk-ner. In her free time she savors short stories and good Rwandan coffee.
Christa Pugh, an education 1 PCV, is originally from Rochester, Minnesota. She graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Ser-vice in 2008 and then spent a year as an Ameri-Corps volunteer in Washington, D.C. before join-ing Peace Corps. Christa teaches in Nyamasheke District and works with her school's English club and GLOW club. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, watching Gossip Girl, and having long conversations with her cat.
Emmett V. Reeb, III, a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader (PCVL), is from Bolingbrook, Illinois. He received a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He served for two years as a health PCV at his previous site in Rubona, and he now lives in Kamembe. Emmett‘s interests include film, improv and stand-up comedy, Peace Corps, and SOMA Rwanda. His pet peeve: people who use ―too‖ and ―to‖ incorrectly.
Mark Rodehorst is an education 2 PCV from New Orleans, Louisiana. He enjoys butterflies, the smell of charcoal kilns, and reminiscing about Niger. An aspiring dirt farmer, he considers drunken poetry readings to be the epitome of high culture and learning. He is a noted couscous connoisseur and lover of family Sunday brunches complete with mimosas, family, friends, Belgian waffles, and sarcastic comments.
Genevieve Williams, an education 2 PCV, lives in Musanze District where she teaches English at G.S. Kabere School. She up and joined the Peace Corps a couple months after graduating from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology), New York State with a BFA in Professional Photo-graphic Illustration in May 2010. Gene-vieve enjoys eating isombe, being outside, and appreciating the rare moments when she can sleep in. Occasionally, she will cover a dirty pop song or two on the ukulele and wants to know if you have any suggestions. She has fallen in love with almost every person she has met in Rwanda, treasures the adventures they have given her, and cannot wait for the adventures to come.