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About Sarita

Sara Evjen was born March 5th, 1986 in Albion, Ca and is the oldest of three girls. Sara moved to Oregon with her family at the age of 5 and grew up in a little neighborhood called Sellwood. She attended Llewellyn Elementary, Sellwood Middle and Cleveland High. She graduated high school in 2004 and moved to Eugene, OR to attend the University of Oregon. Sara completed her studies at the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Human services, a Minor in Business Administration and a concentration in Spanish. Sara is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in the Dominican Republic and working with marginalized youth and families living in poverty. She is set to return to the states in December 2012 and plans to pursue a Masters in Social Work or a PhD in Counseling Psychology.

Denver Peace Corps Fellow Essay

In celebration to my admission to Denver – I would like to share with you the essay I wrote about my experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I could not have had a successful time without the support of my … Continue reading

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A year ago this month…

During my second year of service in the Peace Corps I volunteered to translate and assist for a medical mission that was performing free surgeries to the people in the Dominican Republic. They were doing everything from removing cysts and … Continue reading

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Chicas Brillantes Continue to GLOW

Chicas Brillantes Continue to GLOW Written by Zach Gerth “Chicas!” 2nd year Youth Volunteer Sarita Evjen called out. A second later the thunderous reply “Brillantes!” came, voiced by over 60 girls from all over the Dominican Republic.  The call was … Continue reading

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