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1997: Shireen Brady served in Zambia in Solwezi beginning in 1997
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Shireen Brady can be contacted at mogeyfolksacsdcom
Country of Service: Zambia
Training Group: WASHE
Cities you served in: Solwezi
Arrival Year: 1997
Departure Year: 1999
Work Description: Worked with District WASHE committee on planning rural water and sanitation programming.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After I got back to the US in '99 I spent 4 months caring for my elderly grandmother. Then got a job doing air quality with a Denver area County Health Department. I had a baby, Ronin, who is now 3 years old! got married, my husband is Maury Thibodeau. Now I've quit my job and am in Grad School at UCHSC in Denver studying public health.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was hell at times, but I would not change a thing. I'm so glad I stuck it out til the very end; the lessons I learned, some, didn't come til the very end, in fact I'm still learning from that experience.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I miss everyone! I've never met so many wonderful people.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
When I arrived home at the airport in Denver, and came through customs, the customs agent looked at my pasport and asked me if I was coming home. I said yes, and he smile and said, "welcome home.' I felt like I was getting that welcome/thank you that you always see for the military troops.
Originally posted: June 2, 2003
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