Dara Reckard BA ’18
Dara Reckard BA ’18 became an official Peace Corps volunteer at a ceremony in December 2022. She is a part of the 25th cohort to serve in North Macedonia in Eastern Europe. North Macedonia is one of 28 countries (out of the Peace Corps’s total of 62) that is welcoming back volunteers for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. More than 800 volunteers have served in the country since 1996. For the next two years, Reckard will be teaching English as a coteacher alongside local Macedonian first- through ninth-grade teachers. She looks forward to creating meaningful relationships with her students and counterparts and to explore the mountainous outdoors in her free time.