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1994: karyn newbill served in Thailand in Pichit beginning in 1994
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer karyn newbill can be contacted at knewbillaearthlinkdnet
Country of Service: Thailand
Training Group: Thailand 105
Cities you served in: Pichit
Arrival Year: 1994
Departure Year: 1996
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I have been teaching Marine Biology at Palisades High School in LA since 1997. I spent the past 6 summers working for Experiment in International Living leading groups of young people on 6-week trips to Thailand and Australia. I just bought a house with my boyfriend in the Hancock Park area of LA, and we are happily raising our chocolate lab, Charlie Brown.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Seems like i refer to my "Peace Corps days" all the time while teaching. My students love hearing about "way back when" and I remember all of my friends there fondly. I had the pleasure to return many times to Thailand since COS, and watching it change over the years has been difficult. I wouldn't change any of my experiences in Pichit, maybe the time my house flooded 6 feet deep and all of my stuff floated away, but nothing else. I still have Punky, my adopted Thai dog. I'll bet he is the oldest Thai dog in history. He'll be 11 in November! Sad knowing he is my last live attachment to my time in Thailand.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Wende Faulk, Brian Gerst, Pat Gan...anyone from our group who is out there...Hi from me!
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Make sure not to forget our third promise: to teach what we know about Thailand to the people around us back at home. Thailand molded me into the woman i am today. My time there was very influential on my world view and my place in it. Please always be teaching.
Originally posted: August 30, 2005
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