June 15, 2015 Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will be visiting Fiji from June 15-June 22.
While in Fiji, Director Hessler-Radelet will be meeting with Government of Fiji officials and visiting Peace Corps projects around the country to witness how the Peace Corps program strengthens the ties between the United States and Fiji.
Upon her arrival in Fiji, Hessler-Radelet will meet with U.S. Ambassador Judith Cefkin and visit the Peace Corps office in Suva. The Director will travel to Korovou and Nausori to visit Fijian communities in which the Peace Corps volunteers are working with the people in the local communities. She will also visit communities in Taveuni, Labasa, and Savusavu to meet with volunteers and the communities in which they serve.
Hessler-Radelet began her career in the early 1980s as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Samoa, she went on to spend more than two decades serving in the public health field, focused on HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health.
Four generations of Hessler-Radelet’s family have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. Early in her career, Hessler-Radelet served as a board member of the National Peace Corps Association and on the steering committee for the U.S Coalition for Child Survival. She was founder of the Special Olympics in The Gambia in 1986, which is still active there. Hessler-Radelet has lived and worked in more than 50 countries.