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1965: Kathleen Quinlan served in Guinea in Dalaba, Conakry beginning in 1965
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Kathleen Quinlan can be contacted at quinkaexecpcdcom
Country of Service: Guinea
Training Group: Guinea 5
Cities you served in: Dalaba, Conakry
Arrival Year: 1965
Departure Year: 1966
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
After we were kicked out of Guinea, I went to Somalia. Was there for about 8 months and worked with a WHO TB eradication program.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I lived in San Franciso, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia for 6 years after I got back working for Peace Corps and OEO as a VISTA Program Officer. Then went to Law School at UW - Madison, where I still live. I did legal services for 10 years, have been in private practice ever since, now solo, doing Family Law. Never married, but proud mother of my adopted daughter (from Oaxaca, Mexico), Lena. She is just starting college and I am wondering if I will ever get to retire.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was the best 2 years of my life (leaving out raising my daughter). I am still active in an RPCV group here in Madison.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Mary Wilkins, Debbie Lees, Gaby McKannay and Bob Taylor -- plus so many others. Plus my old roommate from college, Aissata Guisse.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Make the most of all of your time there. You may always regret the opportunities you did not take and the work you could have done. And, keep in touch with the friends you make there, PCV's and host country friends. You lose track of them all too soon.
Originally posted: October 5, 2005
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