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1967: James R Jensen PhD served in Brazil in Porangatu, Goias beginning in 1967
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer James R Jensen PhD can be contacted at jrjensenariskmancodcom
Country of Service: Brazil
Training Group: EIL - Brattleboro, VT 6/67 - don't know any name for this group.
Cities you served in: Porangatu, Goias
Arrival Year: 1967
Departure Year: 1969
Work Description: School lunches, health and nutrition, vaccination campaigns for
polio and small pox
All following questions are optional: What is this field for?
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Was married 32 years to PC partner, had five kids, divorced and remarried
for 5 years. Finished Ph.D. in Linguistics and Anthropology at Indiana
Univeristy 1973. Received faculty appointment U of Michigan Medical
School after earning respiratory therapy credential. Moved into hospital
administration through quality assurance and risk management for 15
years. Am semi-retired writing and thinking in Oregon.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Can't say that I made much difference by being there. Certainly didn't
cause any problem. It was a good idea and perhaps did affect things
locally. I'd do it again I suppose though at age 60 I'm not as adaptible as I
was back then. I certainly would recommend that anyone interested in
going be provided the chance to train and go.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Looking for Phil and Nancy Jones - divorced so Nancy's name may have
changed. Also looking for George and Liz Hart - same situation.
Originally posted: January 30, 2002
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