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Childhood dream leads to Peace Corps experience for alumnus

Adam Blankenbicker, a University of Rhode Island graduate, not only spent two years volunteering for the Peace Corps in Guatemala, but also met his wife, Allyson Snell, during his experience.

Ever since he can remember, Blankenbicker had wanted to join the Peace Corps. He recalls asking his parents about the organization at a young age after hearing the name mentioned.

“They very simply told me it was when volunteers went to live in foreign countries to help out. This sounded really cool to me then, and I have wanted to do this ever since,” said Blankenbicker, one of 380 URI alumni who have served in the Peace Corps...


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