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1975: Ellen Fair served in Ivory Coast in San Pedro; Gagnoa beginning in 1975
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ellen Fair can be contacted at ebfairaaoldcom
Country of Service: Ivory Coast
Training Group: Oct 1975, Yopougon (ARSO project)
Cities you served in: San Pedro; Gagnoa
Arrival Year: 1975
Departure Year: 1977
Work Description: Lab tech in local CAT (Centre Anti-tuberculeux)
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Returned to NYC and entered magazine publishing: 14 years at Esquire,
and subsequent stints at Harper's Bazaar, Who Weekly (Australian edition
of People mag), Working Woman. Currently managing editor of Parenting
magazine (part of The Parenting Group, under Time Inc. umbrella at AOL
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Invaluable experience. Life in Africa surprisingly good preparation for life
in New York City: diversity of culture, language, and personality, not to
mention plenty of just plain weird stuff. And you learn the skill of waiting in
line (and when not to).
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from RCI 1975-77.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Wecome home, there's no decent sauce arachide for miles, you'll need to
get used to aisles of pet food that would feed whole villages where you
just came from. You have much to teach, but will need to be patient with
Americans who've never lived abroad.
Originally posted: February 3, 2002
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