Hi Everyone! I was a J2 volunteer in Jordan from 1998-2000 who worked as an environmental/NGO development volunteer mostly in Wadi Rum and Amman. Though originally from the Midwest, I now live in the Washington, DC area with my husband and two children and manage a wonderful group of public servants at the Environmental Protection Agency. I’ve served as an officer with Friends of Jordan many times over the years and have been serving as President for the last two years. I’m so excited to embark on another year with FOJ with our current officers.
Hello everyone! I served as a J1 volunteer from 1997-1998 working in a school for the deaf outside of Amman. I grew up in the south, attended college in the midwest, then spent 12 years in the NYC metropolitan area after heading there originally to study Arabic after first returning to the states. I currently live in Boulder, Colorado with my husband and twin 6th grade sons and work for a translation and global business provider. I am still in touch with my Jordanian host family and count my friendships with my fellow J1 volunteers among my most treasured. Our group has met up over the years and held a grand J1 reunion in Colorado last summer. I was an officer in the early years of FOJ and am eager to get back involved to help connect and re-connect all of those who have shared similar experiences in Jordan as volunteers, teachers, friends, and family.
Salaam! I am a J-15 TEFL Volunteer and I worked at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in Irbid from 2012-2014. I actually received an FOJ grant for one of my secondary projects so I am really excited to give back. I had previously served as Secretary back in 2016 and I am happy to now be the new Program Coordinator. After Jordan, I went to finish my MA in TESOL from American University in Washington, DC and then taught in Taipei, Taiwan before returning stateside. I ended up back in California and currently live beautiful Santa Barbara! I look forward to reconnecting everyone together and establishing new friendships!
Hi all! I was a J2 TEFL volunteer in Umm Sayhoun (Bdoul/Petra) from 1998-2000. I now support college student success and engagement at San Diego State University. I live in the San Diego area with my husband (fellow J2 RPCV, Thomas Sabol), our son, and two cats. I am amazed that it has been almost 19 years my Peace Corps close of service; yet it all still seems so vivid in my mind -- particularly the evenings spent making beladi Fattah al Hummus or shraak with my village neighbors! I am looking forward to continuing to serve as your membership coordinator this year.