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1966: Bruce B. Cohen served in Bolivia in Pasorapa and Yapacani beginning in 1966
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bruce B. Cohen can be contacted at bdcohenavanderbiltdedu
Country of Service: Bolivia
Cities you served in: Pasorapa and Yapacani
Arrival Year: 1966
Departure Year: 1968
Work Description: Rural Community Development
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Trained at University of Notre Dame. Helped establish a cattle-owner's
association, to vaccinate against rabies. Later transferred to Yapacani
(Santa Cruz) to facilitate colonization project.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I subsequently worked 10 years in Central and South America under
USAID-funded and projects and then 2 years in Kenya. I'm now working on a
Ph.D. in Instructional Technology and Medical Anthropology in an attempt to
determine if interactive multimedia (via touchscreen) is a feasible method
for delivering health education to women in remote villages.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
My years of service had lasting effects in ways I could not have anticipated:
Both of my sons are PCVs in West Africa, one in Guinea teaching English and
the other in Benin in Forestry!
Originally posted: January 21, 2002
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