Alyssa Rosemartin is a graduate student in the University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' School of Natural Resources. She served in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua from 2000-2002 as an environmental educator. Alyssa tells us that once she built relationships within the community, her service became meaningful to her. She worked with teachers in elementary schools in Mina El Limón, a gold mining town of 10,000 people. As an environmental educator she and the teachers engaged their students with out-of-school reforestation projects and organic vegetable gardens. Alyssa found a number of her Peace Corps experiences have been extremely helpful in preparing her for a career.