Program Director, Projects for Peace
- Additional Programs
- Center for Community Engagement
Betsy sees her work as helping to support and connect peacebuilders.
Betsy was lucky enough to spend almost three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jordan. While there Betsy shared many great meals with her neighbors, collaborated with local leaders on community projects, learned a lot about the joys and challenges of intercultural exchange, and taught 10th-grade English at the local girl’s secondary school. Subsequently, she worked for the Peace Corps as a staff member in several countries across Eastern Europe and Asia. She helped open or reopen Peace Corps programs in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Montenegro, and Vietnam.
Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Betsy worked in the San Francisco Bay area with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, a volunteer-based organization that provides mediation and facilitation services and promotes civic engagement. Betsy has a BA in English, an MA in Communication, focusing on interpersonal and organizational conflict, and an Ed.S degree in international education. She is originally from Buffalo, NY.