The University of Iowa

My Life in Nicaragua: Experiences of a Currently-Serving Peace Corps Volunteer

October 24th, 2012

UI alum Alexandria Sharp, who is currently serving in the Peace Corps, will be visiting the UI during a break from her volunteer term to talk about her life and experiences in Nicaragua. Her presentation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 2-3 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre and the event is free and open to the public.

In Nicaragua, Sharp is serving as a health promoter focused on maternal and child health, hygiene, and nutrition. She is eager to share her pictures and answer questions about her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Sharp graduated from the University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2011 with an International Studies degree with a focus on Global Health.

More than 600 UI alumni and 2,000 Iowa residents have served in the Peace Corps since it was established in 1961.  

For more information, contact Meredith Mahy Gall, UI Peace Corps representative, at or 319-335-0347.

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See the event poster