Buna! My name is Amir Feinberg and I am here to share a bit about myself. Below, I have answered a few questions that may shed some light onto who I am and why I am in Moldova volunteering with the Peace Corps. If you have any more questions you would like me to answer, feel free to contact me and ask!
Where did you go to school?
I graduated from Boston University in May of 2016. Go Terriers! Since then, I have completed my post-baccalaureate education at University of North Carolina Charlotte.
What did you study?
Officially, I received a degree in International Relations with a regional focus on the Middle East and a functional focus on International Systems and World Order. I loved what I studied, but I knew I had yet to find what I was truly passionate about. After multiple quarter-life-crises, I decided to follow a path to global health by way of medical school. Medicine has always been a passion of mine, I just had to find it in my own way.
What is your role in the Peace Corps?
My day to day role in Moldova is a Health Educator. I live in a rather small village with a rather small school, but it is overflowing with smart, intelligent students. This year, I am teaching grades 4/5/6 with multiple classes in each grade. I also do other work in my village, working with our medical clinic, the casa de cultură (community center), and the mayor’s office.
If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?
- The ability to speak every language
- The ability to teleport to any location around the world
- The ability to taste whatever food I’m craving in that moment
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
My sister pointed out that I always say “I want to live there one day” after every family trip, no matter what country or city we visit. She isn’t wrong. Most frequently, we visited Kenya and Tanzania, and I truly would love to live in either of those countries. That being said, I have never been happier than the semester I spent in Madrid, Spain, so I would have to say Madrid.
List some fun facts about yourself.
I have a black belt in both Karate and Tae Kwon Do. I sang the national anthem at Fenway Park for the Red Sox with my a cappella group, twice. I can do a handstand for approximately 8.4 seconds; impressive, I know.