Get to Know Alyssa/ Kopana Alyssa

My name is Alyssa Goya. I am a 23-year-old Peace Corps Education Volunteer serving in the North West province of South Africa. In 21 months in South Africa, my eyes have been widened by both South Africans and fellow Americans. My worldview has shifted, superimposed upon the girl who enjoys travel and learning about new cultures is a woman who strives for to engage with the tough stuff; race, gender, inequality- and the paths to inclusion and greater awareness.

I am a graduate of the University of Arizona (2016) with a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Global Studies. Following Peace Corps service, I will be headed to Stanford University to pursue an M.A. in International Comparative Education.

For anyone interested in Peace Corps Service, Trainees, current volunteers, RPCVS, and the general and curious community, please feel free to ask me anything about my Peace Corps experience. This blog serves as a place for me to share my experiences with the world.

Disclaimer: The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.