Joining the Peace Corps isn't all fun and games, but this volunteer says it's worth it.

You don't have to be an extraordinary person to make an extraordinary difference in the world.

When the opportunity to join the Peace Corps arose, Jessica Drazenovich didn’t think twice. It just felt like the right next step for her.

You see, Jessica was an Army brat. She was used to travel and change — a pro at acclimating to new situations. She’d also taken a keen interest in social justice early in her life, volunteering with various organizations throughout college. After graduating, she wanted the chance to make a difference at a grassroots level, so she applied.

All images of Jessica Drazenovich's service time in Guatemala used with permission.

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