Global Issues Colloquium

How The Peace Corps Experience Shapes Perspectives on Global Issues


Two Truman alumni who are also Returned Peace Corps Volunteers join us by Zoom ( to reflect on their Peace Corps experiences and how they have shaped their perspectives on global issues and policy development.


Jessica Vandivort de Montiel served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 2008-2012 in the Youth Development sector. Jessica partnered with Education and Health Ministry officials to develop rural youth development programs, empowering youth to lead healthy lives and to commit to positive roles in their communities. She is currently a Peace Corps Recruiter.


Alex Senger served as a Community and Economic Development volunteer with Peace Corps Paraguay from 2013 to 2015.