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.