About Me

Hey there!  My name is Marsha Swatosh and I am a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia.

A little bit about me… I was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. In 2010, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse with a degree in Physics. In 2011, I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Civil Engineering. After college, I joined the Peace Corps and I will be teaching math in Namibia from August 2011 to December 2013.

On a more personal note… I live to play soccer. My family means more to me than anything in the world. God is my lifeline. I spend way too much money going to movies because I love seeing movies in a movie theater. I’m a perfectionist and an overachiever. I can’t get enough ice cream, especially mint chocolate chip. I love, love, love snow in the winter. I hate the cold when there is no snow. I love looking at the stars especially when it’s cool and clear outside. I love just about anything that’s pina colada flavored. Walking in a warm rain makes me smile. I love the smell of the grass in the spring because it reminds me of soccer. I need pictures, especially those candid ones that really capture a person’s personality. I love great inspirational quotes and good jokes (the more stupid the better). And, my brothers are my best friends.

I met the greatest friends I’ve ever known in La Crosse, WI  and left them several years later so I could chase my dreams of being a civil engineer. I’ve left my family and friends in the United States to explore the world and find a place to utilize my talents to help people in need. For years I wondered whether life is more about where you’re going or who you’re going with.  After living in Namibia for a while, I have decided, for me, life should be more focused on the people than the place.  I love my life here and wouldn’t trade it for anything but when I get home, I intend to spend a lot more time with the people I love.

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