Cameroon Togo results
Meet Jesse Casanova—Two-time Peace Corps extraordinaire!
PCV Togo, 2006-2008; PC Response Cameroon 2012-2013
As a Natural Resource Management volunteer in Togo, Jesse was involved with diverse projects spanning HIV/AIDS, language and curriculum development, and assisted in a regional training on composting, reforestation, and food conservation.
Jesse returned to Peace Corps as a Response Volunteer in 2012, charged with setting up the first Stomping Out Malaria program in Cameroon. As Cameroon’s Stomp Coordinator, Jesse served on the U.S. Embassy’s malaria health team, worked closely with Malaria No More on behavior change communication, and coordinated with multilateral organizations on malaria policy and grant management for the Global Fund.
Currently, Jesse is the Coordinator for International Programs and Peace Corps Masters International in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida.
“I decided to do Peace Corps Response because I knew that it was work that I wanted to do at a more professional level. I was able to get the best of both worlds in being a Peace Corps Volunteer, but also in being able to work at a more professional level with different NGOs and Ministry of Health. . I now work alongside some of the world’s leading experts in malaria and am able to better collaborate with USF Partners as a result.” — with Jesse Casanova.
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