Our Story

Our Story: After meeting in graduate school at UGA, we were married in 2011 in Marietta, Georgia. A year later, we joined the Peace Corps as environmental conservation volunteers and embarked on our adventure in Paraguay!

Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are ours personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.

About Us


Sarah grew up in the small town of Fayetteville, Georgia. Throughout her childhood she loved exploring through the woods, fishing with her dad, and taking family vacations to the beach at St. George Island. During high school, Sarah traveled as a student ambassador to Europe with People to People and competed in the International Science Fair in Indianapolis,  IL. After graduating high school, she left her hometown to study at Florida Tech. After earning her Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology and Aquaculture, Sarah decided to enroll in the Peace Corps Master's International Program at the University of Georgia. There she earned her Master of Natural Resources in Fisheries. Sarah has worked as an environmental educator with Cobb County Water and Piedmont Park in Atlanta. She has volunteered with the Georgia Aquarium, Adopt-A-Stream, and Hubbs Sea World Research Institute.


Ben was born in Bedford, Virginia, and spent most of his childhood near Tampa, Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. After Ben received his Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in San Angelo, Texas, he moved to Georgia to begin a PhD program in Applied Psychology. Once he received his second Master's degree, Ben decided it was time to leave the world of I/O Psych behind, and use his skills to help people in need around the world. Ben has worked as a survey analyst at UPS and has volunteered with the Georgia Aquarium and Adopt-A-Stream.

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