Plymouth resident serves Peace Corps
Plymouth resident Krysta Litherland, 25, has been accepted into the U.S. Peace Corps and departed for Ghana on Feb. 4 to begin training as a health extension volunteer. She will work to improve health, water and sanitation in a community.
Litherland is the daughter of Mark and Rikka Litherland and is a 2005 graduate of Wayzata High School. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry in 2009.
During the first three months of her service in Ghana, Litherland will complete technical, language, health and safety training while living with a host family to aide in learning the nation’s language and culture. Her service will last two years and will include working on sustainable, community-driven development projects.