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Amy Potthast served in China beginning in 1998
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Amy Potthast can be contacted at amy_potthastayahoodcom
Country of Service: China
Training Group: 5
Cities you served in: Fuling, Chongqing
Arrival Year: 1998
Departure Year: 2000
Taught English in a teachers' college on the Yangzi River.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I've worked in AmeriCorps and VISTA, spent a third year in China teaching and studying, and spent two years getting a Master's degree in Chinese lang. and lit. from UMass-Amherst (still working on the thesis). Currently live in Portland, OR.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It changed my life, how I see politics, culture, poverty issues, language learning, child rearing, friendship, everything.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Any and all China RPCVs. RPCVs living in China. RPCVs living in Portland. RPCV friends from other countries whom I've lost touch with.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Get in touch.
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