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1985: Lynda Powell served in Burkina Faso & Jamaica in kaya, BF, Mandeville & Blue Mountain, Jamaica beginning in 1985
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Lynda Powell can be contacted at lyndagarvinaearthlinkdnet
Country of Service: Burkina Faso & Jamaica
Training Group: ?
Cities you served in: kaya, BF, Mandeville & Blue Mountain, Jamaica
Arrival Year: BF 1985, Jamaica 1987
Departure Year: BF 1987, Jamaica 1989
Burkina Faso - Community Agroforestry
Jamaica - Environmental Education
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Agriculture Trainer - Senegal 1993
APCD Guinea Bissau - 1994-1996 Agriculture Extension & Maternal Child Health Education
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After Jamaica I earned a MS in Crop Protection at Colorado State. I was the campus recruiter for 3 years. After grad school I was APCD in Guinea Bissau. I then worked in Mozambique for 2 years as District Coordinator for Food For the Hungry. Currently I work for the Florida Department of Agriculture in the Office of Agricultural Water Policy. My next PC goal is CD in Belize in 2006.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Although I was far from a stellar volunteer the experiences I had and the people I met changed my life profoundly. I am grateful for most things we Americans take for granted like potable water,electricity, books, and opportunities.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from my training groups.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
If you are tired of people saying "That must have been interesting," after you've only spoken three minutes about PC write me and tell me your experience. I'm interested!
Originally posted: August 2, 2004
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