Anna Stormzand S’01 is back in the United States after some time in Cameroon. Here is an excerpt from her experiences in 2010…

In August, we had a very successful girls’ summer camp with over 100 girls that attended!  After the camp, I had three months left and spent a lot of my time continuing to work with the youth club in the surrounding smaller villages and finishing up with the health projectin the health centers.  The rainy season started late and therefore went late into 2010.  I had to travel to the capitol, Yaounde, twice (a two day voyage) at the very tail-end of the rainy season on very muddy, rutted roads that I thought I would never get through!  They were memorable trips to say the least!  I worked with the neighborhood girls’ group and girls’ soccer team right up until my departure date.  I had a wonderful send-off party with colleagues and friends one week before I left my town and got to say bye and thank you to everyone. While I knew it was time to move onto something new, I will really miss many aspects of life in Cameroon, starting first with the girls from these groups and my neighbors and friends.  They all made the experience so rich and have enhanced my life in many ways.  I will not miss the dust, heat, corruption and bad roads that come with being a Peace Corps Volunteer 🙂 but all the wonderful people there and hope to return very soon.  I am currently spending my time presenting on Peace Corps and Cameroon to school classes and other local organizations and I am really enjoying discussing my experiences there with others.

Anna has decided to attend graduate school starting next August to get a Masters in Public Health focusing on Health Education and Behavior/Communication. Good luck Anna!