A Life Defined by My Peace Corps Experience.
Before Peace Corps: I’m a small town country girl from Vermont. With two years of Business College and a dream to join Kennedy’s Peace Corps.
During Peace Corps: Luck of the draw, I’m invited to train for Peace Corps Philippines in Hawaii. During training I fell in love with Hawaii and struggled with my language studies. In the Philippines I experienced typhoons, an earthquake and balut. I made lifelong friendships, and had the opportunity to travel throughout the Philippines.
After Peace Corps: Returned to college, got married and raised his four children. Became a widow and took early retirement. Moved back to my hometown and currently live with my widowed Mother.
I enjoy reading, writing and blogging. I’m looking forward to organizing and attending my Peace Corps Group XXI, 50th Anniversary in Hawaii in 2017.
Donna Strobridge Ianni