Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Stories from Guinea, West Africa

When the Ebola virus broke out in Guinea, West Africa, with Patient Zero, a 4-year-old boy who came down with the disease, Peace Corps volunteer Hilary Braseth was forced to return to the U.S. after three years of service.

Once she landed in the very fast-paced, high-tech San Francisco Bay Area, though, it was a rough transition. She didn’t believe she could find a place in U.S. society that would allow her the space or the breathing room to integrate the “very real changes that occurred in the Peace Corps” with her new life in the U.S. After having spent so much time serving in a foreign country and making deep, lasting friendships with people so different from one’s self, how do you assimilate back to the “grind” of daily U.S. living, she wondered.

Then, something magical happened…

Read the full blog post or listen to the interview, "Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Stories from Guinea"—An Interview with Coverdell Fellow and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Hilary Braseth, the 2nd in this March series spotlighting the stories of returned Peace Corps volunteers, in honor of the anniversary of the creation of the Peace Corps in 1961: http://www.pacificapost.com/peace-corps-meets-pacifica-stories-from...

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