Carolyn Ramsdell

Carolyn Ramsdell (Survivor Corps in El Salvador): Carolyn received her Bachelor’s degree in journalism and Political Science from Northern Arizona University. She then spent three years in Bolivia with the Peace Corps, where she worked in rural indigenous villages. After her return from Bolivia, Carolyn spent a year working as the Volunteer Resources Manager for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank. At the time of her fellowship, Carolyn was completing her Master’s degree in sustainable development at SIT Graduate Institute with a concentration on policy analysis and advocacy. Her research was focused on development trends in Latin America and human rights.

Landing in darkness

03 May

Sunset over Mexico

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, Continental Airlines flight 854 from Houston to San Salvador flew over southern Mexico just as the sun began to set. As I gazed out the window at the fading light, I began to wonder what adventures and new experiences I would find in San Salvador. Working for Survivor Corps-El Salvador (La Red de Sobrevivientes y Personas con Discapacidades) will surely prove to be a challenging and worthwhile way to spend the summer.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when my plane touched down in the darkness…but I was prepared for whatever the morning light would bring on a new day in a new city.

Posted By Carolyn Ramsdell

Posted May 3rd, 2009