Emily Becker


Peace Corps volunteer in Benin. Caffeine addict. MU alumna in magazine journalism and sociology. Spontaneous dance party starter.


When I first joined the Peace Corps, I figured I would land in a foreign country and then get sent to a village where I would live for two years without seeing Americans on a daily basis and with little to no supervision.

Turns out, most of that was wrong.

Turns out, there are frameworks to guide our projects, with objectives and quantifiable results.

Turns out, I’m expected to report on what I’ve done for the past six months.

(And no, writing, “watching the entire series of the West Wing” is not an acceptable item to list as contributing to community development)

Turns out, we’re not just a bunch of hippies running around a country doing whatever we think is best.

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