Since completing my PC service, I have studied resource management and sacred forests in the Republic of Benin and links between plants and hydrologic processes in Burkina Faso. I have earned degrees from Yale School of Forestry and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. I have lived in Benin, Burkina Faso, Switzerland, and Canada. I have found new passions that have taken me new places. I have fallen in love with new people and said good bye to others.