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Colorful mariachi bands play on side streets, taco stands fill every corner, and parades celebrating their independence echo throughout neighborhoods. Mexico is rich in culture, but these tourist attractions are not the country Catie Prechtel ’14 has come to know.
Brett Meyer ’96 and Melissa Barber ’97 had successful careers in financial management and a comfortable life in Portland. Then, the married couple decided to auction off all their belongings, join the Peace Corps and travel 6,700 miles to Mali — a decision that monumentally changed the course of their lives.