Juliet and Charles
In the historic city of Queretaro, Mexico, Juliet Bender, who has a background in both business and aviation, is assisting the fledgling aerodynamics industry while her husband, Charles Goldsmith teaches English to indigenous youth.
On the flanks of the Sierra Nevada volcano near Puebla, Mexico, Peace Corps volunteer Jason Walters provides engineering expertise as well as environmental and compliance support for the ground-breaking, bi-national HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory project.
Adam and Laurie
Each week a dozen students fill the tiny kitchen of volunteers Adam and Laurie Pierce to learn how to cook American staples like pizza and practice their English; they teach their hosts how to make traditional Chinese cuisine.
Kelsey Ives grew up hearing stories about her parents serving as volunteers in Costa Rica. She was thrilled when she learned that's where she'd been assigned and was able to visit her father's village and find his best friend.
Based in the small village of Bzou, Morocco, Juan Camilo Mendez Guzman, noticed some beautiful murals done by a young artist who used scraps of tires for paintbrushes and old cloth for his canvases. He's now working with the artist to help him market and sell his paintings.
Based in the Sierra Gorda Reserve Biosphere in the heart of Mexico, Ryan Jensen conducts rainfall and and erosion monitoring with the community. The data provides critical information for this agricultural region.