Rachel Mast began working as a Regional Recruiter in the Atlanta Regional Office in October 2008 and was promoted to Recruitment Coordinator in May 2010. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama from October 2005 to October 2007.
She received her bachelor’s degrees in International Business and Spanish at the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.
As a volunteer, Rachel was a Community Economic Development extension agent working in partnership with the country’s only certified organic cooperative. She worked with the cooperative to develop new markets, including the implementation of a Community Supported Agriculture program. Further work included grant writing, strategic planning, and the digitalization of processes.
As secondary projects, she facilitated IT classes for elementary students and developed a student-led school newspaper, coordinated a PEPFAR funded provincial-wide HIV/AIDS and life skills workshop for female youths, and conducted community-wide English classes.
Rachel says that ‘Though the work was both professionally and personally fulfilling it was the personal relationships that I formed that made it truly worthwhile. I was continuously inspired by my community and their willingness to sacrifice the little they had so that another would not go without. This simple generosity is a quality that I hold dear and strive to reflect in my own life.’
Rachel can be reached at 404.562.3477 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PeaceCorps 50th Anniversary 2011
“Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.” – Sargent Shriver