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Peace Corps swears in new chief, hints at further recruitment reform

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Hessler-Radelet, appointed deputy director in 2010, has since spearheaded one of the most extensive reform efforts the Peace Corps has ever undertaken to improve the quality of support it provides to volunteers and more strategically target its resources and country presence to maximize impact.

And she’s far from done.

Hessler-Radelet is currently overseeing a sweeping effort to revamp the Peace Corps’ volunteer application and selection process, as well as revitalize recruitment and outreach.

“We’re looking forward to exciting new announcements this summer that will make the process of applying to the Peace Corps simpler, faster and more personalized than ever before,” a Peace Corps spokesperson told Devex.

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