We have been married and living in Austin, Texas for the last 3 years. We applied for the Peace Corps about 2 years ago, and officially accepted an invitation to become Peace Corps Volunteers on October 24.
We both graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2007. Ben has a BA in Finance and is an Agriculture and Forestry Extension Agent Peace Corps Volunteer. Kate has a masters in Natural Resource Development and is a Forestry Peace Corps Volunteer.
Our jobs will vary with the communities needs but we expect that we will be doing some of the following tasks: Work with rural farmers to market products, grant writing, assist rural farmers with production, assist Gambia Department of Forestry, environmental education, fruit tree grafting, beekeeping, community forestry projects, and working with women and youth.