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President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Carrie Hessler Radelet as Director of the Peace Corps
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Carolyn “Carrie” Hessler Radelet as Director of the Peace Corps:
President Obama said, “As Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, Carrie has been instrumental in recruiting and training thousands of Peace Corps volunteers who work to promote social and economic development around the world. I’m delighted to nominate her as Director, so this program can continue to benefit from her vision and commitment.”
President Obama announced his intent to nominate Carolyn “Carrie” Hessler Radelet as Director of the Peace Corps:
Carolyn “Carrie” Hessler Radelet, Nominee for Director of the Peace Corps
Carolyn "Carrie" Hessler Radelet is Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, a position she has held since 2010. Previously, she worked for John Snow, Inc. as the Vice President and Director of the Washington, D.C. office from 2000 to 2010 and Director of the Boston International Group from 1996 to 2000. Ms. Hessler Radelet served as an HIV/AIDS Advisor with the Health and Child Survival Fellows Program at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Indonesia from 1994 to 1995 and as a Technical Advisor for John Snow, Inc. in Indonesia from 1991 to 1994. From 1989 to 1991, she served as the Acting Director of the Boston International Group with John Snow, Inc. From 1986 to 1988, she founded and served as the Executive Director of the Special Olympics in the Republic of The Gambia, and served as a consultant with The Gambia Family Planning Association. In addition, she served as a Public Affairs Manager at the Peace Corps Regional Office in Boston from 1984 to 1986. Ms. Hessler Radelet served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa from 1981 to 1983. She received a B.A. from Boston University and an M.S. from Harvard School of Public Health.