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1978: Marie Olson Meadows served in Ecuador in Manglaltro beginning in 1978
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Marie Olson Meadows can be contacted at momwgmamotiondnet
Country of Service: Ecuador
Training Group: Agriculture Quito
Cities you served in: Manglaltro
Arrival Year: 1978
Departure Year: 1978
Agriculture (Crops/Animal Science)
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Worked for Monsanto and American Cyanamid in Illinois. Left the private sector in 1990 and went to work for the State of Illinois. Have a Master in Public Administration and am now starting to search for grants to starta a Master in Global Development through University of Phoenix.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I wish I had more actual field experience with crops prior to going into the Peace Corp which would have been more beneficial. Because I felt that I had been placed in areas where I felt that the actual field experience I had with regards to cattle, swine and horses would have been the ideal location to place me and instead realized that in the crops area I learned far more that would have been more beneficial to those I was there to serve. I think the result of this feeling led me to leave earlier and come back and gain as much knowledge as possible. Now my goal is to work, after I retire, with foreign governments in third world countries to assist them in setting up various programs. Hence my desire for a Master in Global Development.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Thomas Vaughn, Debbie (Blackstock) Gavilanez, Patty Hubbuch, and Mary Flynn all in the core group that arrive in July 1978.
Originally posted: March 17, 2005
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