Thursday, February 26, 2009

Alumni Update: Tyler Brown

The Anthropology Department has been receiving email updates from Alumnus Tyler Brown (BA Anth 2008) who is currently in Peru with the Peace Corps.

He is living in Chucos, Peru in the peaks of the Andes north of Lima. Tyler writes that the small town has a rich traditional culture and that he is learning Quechua, the primary language of the people.

Tyler is the first volunteer the Peace Corps has sent to Chucos and he says that his "counterparts are very interested and excited to have [him] in the village" and "want to make sure that they are doing everything right as far as making [him] feel like an integrated member of the community."

Tyler publishes a video blog at Check it out and keep up to date with Tyler and his adventures in Peru.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Another Alumni Update: Meg Weaver

Meg Weaver (MA Anth/ID 2005) is approaching her one year anniversary working for National Geographic (, doing research for their magazine Traveler as well as some editing and blogging. Since graduating from GW, she has also been volunteer teaching at Language, Etc (, a non-profit school working with immigrants. She is enjoying teaching ESL to adult immigrants.

Additionally, Meg was married this past June.

Congratulations, Meg!

Alumni Update: Caitlyn Bertsch

Caitlyn Bertsch (MA Anth/ID 2008) is finishing up a short-term position as a program assistant for Partners for Development (, an organization working with local communities to improve the standard of living and build the skills of underserved populations in developing countries. For the past five months she has been living in Abuja, Nigeria, and is looking for another position there.