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1997: Ben Beers served in Honduras in San Esteban, Olancho beginning in 1997
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ben Beers can be contacted at benbeersayahoodcom
Country of Service: Honduras
Training Group: December 1997
Cities you served in: San Esteban, Olancho
Arrival Year: 1997
Departure Year: 1999
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I spent a few years trying to plant my feet on the ground after returning home. I temped, taught elementary school, and worked as a park ranger. I then decided to put in for the long haul and started the long road toward becoming a doctor. I am currently at the University of Viginia, and am hoping to organize a research project in Honduras for this coming summer.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I feel very fortunate to have been shipped off to San Esteban by the Peace Corps. While the town has it's share of problems, I ended up feeling very much at home there. I would never have ended up in medical school were it not for some very special role models I met in town. I hope someday in the distant future to follow in their footsteps as a community doctor.
Originally posted: October 3, 2003
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