About Me

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World

These are all words that describe me – or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won’t get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life.  So I joined the Peace Corps.

Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s).  During my service in Morocco (Sept 2016 – Dec 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country.

this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life’s journeyACrain Professional 15

*the content of this website is mine personally and does not reflect any position of KCCE (my previous employer), the US Government, Peace Corps or the Kindgom of Morocco

3 Responses to About Me

  1. elaosborn says:

    Hi Ali,

    I’ve really enjoyed reading through your blog as a current Peace Corps Trainee in Morocco. I have some questions about your site and work in your region. If you’d be fine with sharing more specifics about your region I would love to hear more! My name is Ela Osborn by the way.

    Shukran in advance!
    -Ela osborn


    • alicrain says:

      Salam Ela! Welcome to Morocco! I live in the Ouarzazate/Tinghir/Zagora region in a small douar. My man work is at the Dar Taliba helping with English and tutoring as well as yoga, dance and soccer. I also work with the English teachers at the high school on an English Club. A large part of my work is integrating in the community by eating lunch with and having kaskrut with community members regularly. Best of luck with your training and just know that every volunteer and every site is completely different – even in the same region.


    • alicrain says:

      Also – thanks for reading!!


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