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Bryan Schaaf & Alexandria, VA

What's New In Old Town

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Bryan Schaaf works internationally but lives in Old Town Alexandria, VA.  Alexandria is nationally recognized for its rich history, and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture.  While Alexandria is not without its problems, it has a small town charm, important historical sites, and walkability that make it an interesting place to live.

The purpose of this blog is to write about the people, the places, and the issues that make Old Town what it is and what it could be.  His interested include writing, community service, cooking, and travel.

Bryan Schaaf is a proud rotarian, having previously served as President of the Dupont Circle Rotary Club. In his spare time, he maintains blogs on Development in Haiti (where he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Rotary and Philanthropy, and given the many Uber and Lyft rides he has taken back and forth to Washington DC over the years, interesting conversations between drivers and riders.

Bryan has been involved in philanthropic efforts in Alexandria, Washington DC, and overseas. Through this blog and his other interests, Bryan Schaaf hopes to inspire others to become involved in domestic and international service. .

While currently a consultant, Bryan Schaaf worked a the U.S State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration for twelve years prior.  He focused on humanitarian health, monitoring and evaluation, and emergency response. Bryan Schaaf has previously been deployed to work with multilateral and NGO partners in Ukraine, Djibouti, Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Haiti.   Before the State Department, he worked at the  Office of Global Affairs in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a focus on European and Eurasian health partnerships . He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Haiti from 2000-2002. He has an MA in Intercultural Communication from Ohio University and an MPH in Global Public Health from George Washington University.