Location, Hours, and Contact Information
The U-M Peace Corps office is located in the U-M International Center at the Ann Arbor campus, next to the Michigan Union.
U-M International Center
Winter 2014 Office Hours
U-M Peace Corps Office Advisors
Katie Collins, Peace Corps Recruiter, is a Masters student at the Ford School of Public Policy. She received her B.S. in International Affairs from Eastern Michigan University in 2010. After graduating, Katie served as an English teacher in Ukraine from 2010-2012 where she taught grades 2-11 at a multicultural school. Her secondary projects included working with community members to create a healthy lifestyles training center at her school, facilitating youth leadership seminars and helping write and judge the National English Olympiad. Katie is a Pickering Fellow at U-M and will work for the State Department after graduation as a Foreign Service Officer.
Brian Smyser, Peace Corps Recruiter, is a dual Masters candidate at the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He earned a BS in Environmental Sciences with a second major in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brian served in Malawi from 2010-2012 through Peace Corps' Master's International program partnership with SNRE. In Malawi, he piloted a business mechanism to expand the adoption of efficient cookstoves through local enterprise. Brian also led an interagency diplomatic effort that secured the Government of Malawi’s partnership with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and its commitment to addressing cooking practices as major energy security and public health priorities. He plans to work in the energy sector on efficiency, international affairs, infrastructure development and sustainability.
Last reviewed: 01/14