Jessica Bodiford, author of The Village Idiot: The True Stories of a Peace Corps Volunteer, spoke yesterday at the Rotary Club luncheon in Brookhaven, Georgia.

Bodiford is currently the Corporate Volunteerism manager for Hands on Atlanta.

At the Rotary luncheon she spoke about how in the Peace Corps she used her bachelor’s degree in theatre as a way to educate people about the importance of sending girls to school.

Jessica has also written a radio play about her experiences in Togo called Peace Corps Noire Americaine for the Atlanta Fringe Festival.