WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has nominated the deputy director of the Peace Corps to be the agency’s director.

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Deputy Director

The White House on Thursday announced the nomination of Carolyn Hessler Radelet to the top Peace Corps post. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa in the early 1980s and held various positions with a public health management firm, John Snow Inc., before becoming the agency’s deputy director in 2010.