View Quadangles Print Version →


 

Read Class Notes Online →

 

Browse CLASSPICS

 

 

Past Issues →

 

 

 

subscribeOnline picture

 

 

Advertise with Us →

 

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

subscribeOnline picture RSS feed

 

Sara Green ’09

Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho

“I applied on a whim,” says Sara Green in describing her journey from elementary education and communications major to Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho, an independent African nation surrounded by South Africa.

Her plans to start a teaching career as a substitute were derailed when she attended a job fair during her sophomore year. “My friend didn’t want to go alone, so I went along. We spoke to the Peace Corps representative; at the time my friend was more interested than I was.”

Though Green considered the Peace Corps’ mission admirable, she gave little thought to the organization until she returned to the job fair the following year. “The same woman was at the Peace Corps booth. She recognized me and asked if I had made a decision yet.”

Green then started to consider seriously the possibility of applying: “I didn’t think it would work out. The competition is tough.” Yet, she made it through the rigorous interview process. The Peace Corps chose Green to participate as an education volunteer who works with local teachers and students, providing alternative teaching strategies and support.

Green explains that Lesotho’s educational system is “military-style,” and Peace Corps staff cautioned that “some of her ideas may not be welcome.” Green is undeterred and aims to make a difference. “I am just trying to do something amazing—and am happy to be a part of this amazing organization.”

Indeed, the only aspect of the experience that Green found unnerving was air travel. “I was nervous about the plane. I’d never flown before.” With a trans-continental flight behind her, Green is settling into her new life and enjoying the adventure.

To keep the URI community informed about her endeavors during her assignment, Green will be sending Rhody Postcards to QUAD ANGLES for the on-line version of the magazine. 

—Maria V. Caliri ’86, M.B.A. ’92

Comments are open, but there are no comments.

Leave a Comment

Most comments will be posted within 24 hours of submission.

Spam protection by WP Captcha-Free

Web Extras

Rhody Postcards: Ana Barraza ’94, M.S. ’04

URI Far and Wide–Admission Journal

Alumni Chapters Note

The President’s View

A Warm Big Chill

Features

The Play’s the Thing

The Hip Hop Activist

Conservation Specialist

Casting for Talent

Going Global

THINK BIG. WE DO. PROMOTES URI’S STORY

News & Views

Lending a Presidential Hand

Tiny Bubbles Matter

Lights, Camera, Action

Seaweed & Snails

CASE for Excellence

Get It Write in June

Chemistry Students Become History Detectives

Documents Her Cancer Treatments

URI’s Presidential Medallion

Press Box

Baseball

Football

Women’s Basketball

Class Acts Profiles

Edward Bozzi ’68

Nancy Coggeshall ’63

Rudy Sanda ’96

Sara Green ’09

Robert Hanson ’06

Dana E. Ramey, M.A ’99

Back Page

This Old House

Alumni Chapters →

Wrapups

2010 Big Chill

Alumni of the Game

Upcoming Events

Annual URI Golf Tournament

Family Camp

Reunite with Classmates




QuadAngles © 2014 URI Alumni Association. All rights reserved. Produced by the Office of Publications and Creative Services for the URI Alumni Association, Alumni Center, 73 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881. Phone: 401-874-2242 | Contact Quadangles