International Experience

Countries where I have conducted research:

  • Benin, Ghana, Togo

Countries where I have studied:

  • Israel (Ulpan at Kibbutz Bet HaEmek, University of Haifa), Togo and Benin (Peace Corps Training)

Countries where I have volunteered (and some of the jobs & projects I did there):

  • Benin (Peace Corps Rural Community Development Volunteer in N'Dali, 1995-97)
    • Funded a goat-raising cooperative and a girls vocational training center; organized a microcredit program; organized a training of trainers for mothers of young children; implemented AIDS/HIV awareness programs; organized creative writing contest at local schools
  • Israel (Kibbutz Bet HaEmek 1990, Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu 1997-98)
    • Sorted lychees, bagged banana trees, assembled boxes for Biological Industries (BI) serum bottles, worked in greenhouses for BioBee Biological Systems (a biologically-based pest management company)

Countries where I have traveled:

  • Benin, Togo, Ghana, Niger, Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, South Africa
  • Egypt, Jordan, Israel
  • India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korea
  • France, England, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal
  • Mexico, Canada, Honduras, Costa Rica, Bahamas