Welcome to the Nicadventure! Here, you’ll be able to keep up with all our adventures  throughout our time serving in the Peace Corps. In August 2014, we arrived in Nicaragua to work for 27 months as Peace Corps TEFL Teacher Trainers. Periodically, we post here to give you a sense of what’s really like.

About Us


Michaela Sanchez is passionate about helping others, loves yoga, and was born and raised in New Mexico.  After moving with Conor (and her two cats, Milo and Mish Mish!) to Washington, D.C. in 2009, she worked as a contractor at the U.S. State Department in the Refugee Processing Center. Most recently, she worked at the non-profit Human Rights First while volunteering her time recruiting young professionals to become family mentors working directly with newly arrived refugees. She feels lucky that she will get to share her Peace Corps experience with her husband.

Conor Sanchez is a native of Santa Fe, attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, got inspired by a campaign, and moved to Washington, D.C. For five years he worked for the federal government, first on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Correspondent for former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and later as an appointee in the Obama Administration at Peace Corps Headquarters. In Nicaragua, he is excited to co-teach, explore, and write about it all. The smartest thing he’s ever done is marry his high school sweetheart.

The views expressed on this blog are not necessarily those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. government.


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