Portfolio of Work

Peace Corps work

During my Peace Corps service in Guatemala from 2008-2010, I was involved in various architectural and construction related projects. It was a challenging environment, working in both Spanish and English, coordinating the efforts of¬†nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and local citizens’ groups. Although funding and community resources made large projects like The Mayan School rare, I was involved in many small-scale works. I designed water tanks, composting latrines, and other sanitary infrastructure, and trained local laborers (in Spanish) how to build and manage these types of construction projects. ¬†It was a rewarding and educational experience.