Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet visits Samoa - June 2015
On June 7-14, 2015, Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet returned to Samoa where she and her husband Steve served as Peace Corps Volunteers over 30 years prior. During the visit, the Director was reunited with her host mother Losa and her host sister Rosela. Director Hessler-Radelet spent several days during the trip visiting with Peace Corps Volunteers teaching in primary schools on the islands of Upolu and Savai’i. In addition, she signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Secretariat of Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) in Apia, Samoa. With this Memorandum, Peace Corps Volunteers will work with SPREP in support of the organization and communities in broad areas related to improving adaptation and resilience to climate change impacts, including biodiversity and ecosystem management, waste management and pollution control, and, environmental monitoring and governance.