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1969: Emily Wells Gianfortoni served in Iran in Lar beginning in 1969
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Emily Wells Gianfortoni can be contacted at jegianaearthlinkdnet
Country of Service: Iran
Training Group: Brattleboro, VT
Cities you served in: Lar
Arrival Year: 1969
Departure Year: 1971
English teacher in girls' high school
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Attended graduate school in anthropology; spent a year in Lar doing fieldwork; worked as consultant after receiving Ph.D. Now am devoting most of my time to horticulture. Spent a week in Iran in 1999 with RPCV group tour. Have 3 children: Amy McIntire (27), Philip (17) and Stephen (14). Live in Richmond, VA.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
One of the most formative experiences of my life, especially continued friendships with Iranians and interest in Iranian culture, art and politics.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Volunteers and PC staff who served in Iran 1969-71.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Would love to hear from, meet up with people from our group and others who served in Iran.
Originally posted: June 19, 2004
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