Catherine Varchaver (PC staff: Central and Eastern Europe and Kyrgyzstan 1991–1997) cvarchaver1spent several years on Peace Corps staff working as a desk officer, trainer and Associate Peace Corps Director for Education at Headquarters and overseas. During 15 years in international education and development, Catherine’s long-standing interest in natural health was fueled by the healers she met overseas. For the last ten years, she has worked in private practice, Body and Soul Nutrition, blending Eastern meets Western approaches to health.  She received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, Master of Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training, certification in health and nutrition counseling from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC, and hands-on training in Chinese medicine’s 5-Element tradition working with acupuncture colleagues in the DC area.