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1973: Ann Russell served in Tonga in Tefisi beginning in 1973
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ann Russell can be contacted at annrussellabainbridgednet
Country of Service: Tonga
Cities you served in: Tefisi
Arrival Year: 1973
Departure Year: 1974
Work Description: Public Health/MCH Nurse
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
My husband, Jim Russell and I went to grad school after Tonga. I got a Master's in Public Health and also became a Nurse-Midwife. Jim got a PhD in Zoology and then a master's in electrical engineering. We moved to Oregon, had 3 kids (now 21, 19 and 17). Recently relocated to Bainbridge Island (near Seattle). I still work as a CNM and Jim works as a researcher in cardiology for Philips medical.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Such a peaceful experience. Opened me up to take risks in my life.
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Originally posted: February 2, 2003
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