About

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, I played basketball and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia where I visited South America on several extended trips and developed a passion for all things Latin American. Since graduating, I’ve been based out of Denver, Colorado and am now looking forward to the next chapter of my life as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. I leave on March 5, 2014, and after I finish my service in May of 2016 I plan on attending a (reasonably priced) graduate school or pursuing a career with the government with a focus on international affairs. When my travel bug stops itching, I would like to end up in either Washington, DC, or Denver, Colorado.

Looking forward to connecting with you, for those interested you may follow me on Twitter @toomey_connor or on Instagram at cjtoomey1.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are based on my personal experiences and do not represent the views and opinions of Peace Corps Dominican Republic, or the United States government.

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey! I am going to be leaving for the Dominican Republic to serve in the Peace Corps from March 2016-May 2018! I would love to connect with you! My position is a Primary Literacy Promoter. I would love to hear about your experience!
    Hope you are doing well. The Dominican is a wonderful place! I lived there last year for 6 months! If you are near, Cabarete or Sosua, you should check out the ministry called Ninos de la Luz. Its an amazing organization that empowers former street kids!

    Hannah

    • Hannah,
      Thanks for the comment and congratulations on your Peace Corps assignment! It’s a quirky, happy, aggressive little island, but then you already know that:) I’m in the Primary Literacy Sector as well. People have free reign for projects, but many end up doing teacher workshops, student tutoring, after school programs, parent groups through the school, and grant-writing to bring literacy materials into the school, to give you an idea of possible work projects you might do.

      There is a large Peace Corps presence by Soshua, I’ll let them know about that organization.

      Enjoy the rest of the time you have in the U.S. Make sure you spend lots of time with family and friends, two years is a long time:)

      God Bless,
      Connor

    • Great Blog! Thanks for all of the great information! It is great to get a glimpse inside of what life will be like! Hannah I am also leaving for the Peace Corps Dominican Republic in March 2016 as a Primary Literacy Educator. We should get in touch sometime soon.

      Thanks,
      Carly

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