Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Tilyian Phannenstiel to Present on Her Service in Costa Rica

Join us on October 6th to hear from returned Peace Corps volunteer Tilyian Phannenstiel about her experiences volunteering for the Peace Corps in Costa Rica!  The event will begin at 6:30 PM and will be held virtually over Zoom.  A Q&A session will be held at the end of the presentation where Tily will be answering questions about her experiences and the Peace Corps application process.

Tilyian Phannenstiel served as a Peace Corps Community Economic Development Volunteer in Costa Rica from 2016 to 2018. During her service, she worked closely with a 15-member women’s group to secure $5,750 to develop rural tourism initiatives and enhance the group’s organizational capacity. Additionally, she partnered with another volunteer to implement a two-week women’s leadership camp, Camp GLOW, for 21 female high school students. During her second year of service, she was elected as treasurer for the Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC) and participated in a week-long Let Girls Learn-funded workshop to draft STEAM Camp curriculum.

Tilyian earned her bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served in an AmeriCorps Jumpstart early education program for four years. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Tilyian lived near Lake Tahoe, California where she worked as a Program Manager for a nonprofit business association and developed a passion for community planning and development. Following her service, she spent a year working for a microfinance nonprofit organization, Accion, as a bilingual loan officer before rejoining the Peace Corps as a regional recruiter.

If you are interested in attending this presentation, register with this link:

Email Brittany Morton at [email protected] or stop by the Powell Library if you have any questions about Zoom or the event.