The Peace Corps – a challenge and an opportunity

The Peace Corps – a challenge and an opportunity

Sociedad Audubon de Mexico has a special treat for our June lecture. We are extremely fortunate and honored to have Daniel Evans, Director of Peace Corps Mexico, present an overview of the Peace Corps program in Mexico. Come join us and learn about the many facets, opportunities and challenges.

“The Peace Corps Mexico–a Challenge and an Opportunity”
By Audubon
Tue, Jun 11, 3-4:45pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
Audubon members free non-members 70 pesos donation

Having served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, where he met his wife, Julia Tully, Dan thought it would be an adventure to serve again — but this time as a Country Director rather than a volunteer. He was assigned to Guinea in West Africa from 2008 to 2009. When the program was forced to evacuate all of the volunteers in late 2009, Dan was reassigned to Mexico, where he has been the Country Director since April 2010.

Prior to becoming a Peace Corps Country Director, Dan worked with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for nine years–five years in Mexico and four years in Kenya. In Kenya he was a regional advisor on food security and natural resources management, and he traveled over much of East Africa. In Mexico, as the Economic Growth Team Leader, he managed a variety of projects that included promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy, eco-tourism, sustainable forest management, small finance and watershed management.

In Dan’s previous work he was the director of the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands for three years, during which time he lived there with Julia and their two daughters. He was also the director of the Point Reyes Bird Observatory in California where Steve Howell and Sophie Webb were research associates as they finalized their book, A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America.

Dan has a MS in International Agricultural Development and a PhD in Ecology from the University of California at Davis. He is originally from Washington State where he attended Whitman College and received his degree in biology. Dan and Julia have been coming to San Miguel since 2004.


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