"In my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand's Youth in Development program, I learned to recognize my purpose is anchored by passion and execution of duties. If you want to create projects that leave a lasting impact, you have to believe beyond your parameters and work from every angle. Willingly accept and respect unfamiliar lifestyles in order to adapt to cultural values. Consistent professional demeanor to gain respect and develop diverse relationships. Most importantly, I learned to trust my intentions, let go of perceptions, and live every moment in fascination."
- Lauren L. Breland, RPCV Thailand 2014-2017