Working Side-By-Side For Honduras
As a volunteer manager for Peace Corps in Honduras, Alejandrina Carrasco looks at her job as a way to bring two cultures together for a common good. "The Peace Corps has a beautiful mission to provide technical assistance to countries that require support. It's a cultural exchange- volunteers come to share American culture and learn about Honduran culture," she says. Carrasco ('01 PhD agricultural education) is the manager of the Peace Corps municipal development project in her native country. She serves as liaison to the Government of Honduras to determine their interests, needs and potential for cooperation. It is her job to ensure her volunteers' efforts are consistent with those of the government and Peace Corps philosophy. She oversees 35 volunteers in the field, develops training and evaluates programming for the volunteers.