The Peace Corps recruiting office at CU Boulder is your resource for learning about serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. Our Peace Corps representatives can share inspiration gleaned from their own Peace Corps experience and provide a myriad of supportive activities including organizing monthly information meetings on campus, community meetings and outreach activities, make presentations to classes, hold weekly office hours for students and others interested in the Peace Corps, meet with prospective candidates to answer questions and provide information and screening interviews for applicants.
CEDAR WOLF, Peace Corps Recruiter: Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Cedar began his journey with the Peace Corps after receiving a BS in Physics and Applied Math at Western Washington University in 2006.
From 2006-2008 Cedar served as a Science Education Volunteer in a small village in northern Namibia. For secondary projects, Cedar worked with a variety of Peace Corps committees to develop a series of cross-cultural educational videos for incoming Peace Corps Trainees.
In 2011 Cedar joined Peace Corps Response as a Youth & Community Development Volunteer in the Samar Province of the Philippines. Working with SOS Children’s Village Calbayog, Inc Cedar assisted the orphanage in the development of an independently run Children’s Rights media campaign.
Now, at the University of Colorado Boulder, Cedar is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis on Engineering for Developing Communities and Renewable & Sustainable Energy. In his spare time, Cedar volunteers with the Engineers Without Borders - CU Program. After completing his degree, Cedar plans on pursuing a career in international development with a focus on bringing renewable energy and technology to rural communities.
AMY QUANDT, Student Outreach Coordinator: Amy did a study abroad in Kenya through the School for Field Studies and it made her want to live and work abroad. She has a MSc in Resource Conservation with the University of Montana, which was a Masters International program combining Peace Corps with graduate school. After Peace Corps in Tanzania she moved to Thailand to manage an elephant based conservation project. Amy is a PhD student in Environmental Studies.
PRASANTA ACHANTA, Student Outreach Coordinator: Prasanta is a sanksrit word that means peace. It is not so surprising that he works for Peace Corps which has a main mission of promoting peace and understanding among nations. Prasanta holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering for Osmania University, India. Born in Boulder, he grew up in India. Prasanta is now back home as a graduate student pursuing a Power Electronics major at the University of Colorado Boulder. In his spare time, Prasanta volunteers with the Engineers Without Borders Rwanda team. His hobbies include puppetry, food carving and juggling.