An Interview with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet.
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet.

Gregory Hubbs, Editor-in-Chief of Transitions Abroad and I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet.  Hessler-Radelet has made some major and positive changes to Peace Corps during her tenure.  Among other changes, she has shortened the time it takes to process applications and put an emphasis on recruiting volunteers over the age of 50.  She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer herself and is the fourth generation of her family to serve in the Peace Corps.  In a wide-ranging interview,  Hessler-Radelet discusses the new application process, training, assignments and other subjects that are important to both prospective Peace Corps Volunteers and their families.

The link to the interview is here.

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2 thoughts on “An Interview with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet”

  1. I feel quite selfish when I read about those who have done such wonderful volunteer work. Hopefully when my kids are more self-sufficient I can put my hand up as well. Kudos!

    • Sorry to reply so late. Just a few years! Thank you for your comments. I hope all is well with you and your family.
      John Dwyer


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