Peace Corps Office Hours and Advisors

The U-M Peace Corps office is located in the U-M International Center at the Ann Arbor central campus, Student Activities Building (SAB).

The U-M campus office is closed during the Spring/Summer terms and will re-open with classes on Monday, August 29, 2022. During this time that we are closed, please contact Emily Nyugen (enguyen@peacecorps.gov) with questions about the Peace Corps.

 

Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program

If you're an undergraduate student who is considering applying for the Peace Corps in the future, we would recommend looking into the Peace Corps Prep certificate. Peace Corps Prep at the University of Michigan will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, you’ll build four core competencies through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support. To find out more:

U-M Peace Corps Office Advisors

Christian Ilarraza Colon

Peace Corps Recruiter: Christian Ilarraza Colon (he/him/él) is a dual Master of Public Policy and Master of Business of Administration student at the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, Christian was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. During that time, he collaborated with stakeholders to improve student achievement goals at a junior high school in Carmen, Cebu. In his free time, he enjoys listening to This American Life podcasts and walking his 11-year old schnauzer named Copernicus.

Jess Williams

Peace Corps Recruiter: Jessica is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in China from 2018-2020. As a university English teacher in the small city of Yongchuan, she had a passion for youth development and fostering relationships with students. One of her primary projects was Youth Group, a weekly forum for students to meet and discuss topics such as confidence building, professional development, time management, and healthy relationships. She often invited students over to her apartment to cook dumplings (饺子) and other traditional Chinese dishes. Outside of the Peace Corps, Jessica has worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA and is currently an MPP candidate at the Ford School of Public Policy. She is interested in the intersection of social and international policy, and hopes to continue her involvement in public service to create change and help others.