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1972: Becky Myton served in Honduras in Tegucigalpa beginning in 1972
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Becky Myton can be contacted at mytonahondcaredorg
Country of Service: Honduras
Training Group: 15 (?)
Cities you served in: Tegucigalpa
Arrival Year: 1972
Departure Year: 1974
Work Description: Set up Biology Majors Program at the National Autonomous
University of Honduras
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After Peace Corps I stayed in Honduras and I am still living here. I have
worked for 30 years at the National Unviersity teaching ecology. I helped
write the Honduran Environmental Law and when the Honduran Ministry
of the Environment was created, I worked for 5 years as technical
advisor to the Minister of the Environment (1992-1997)where I was in
charge of writing and implementing the Environmental Impact
Assessment regulations. Over the years, I have done environmental
consulting for USAID, UNDP and the World Bank. I am currently working
for CARE Honduras as Food Security Coordinator and Environmental
My daugheter was born in Honduras and is now an environmental
engineer working on the IDB Bay Islands Environmental Management
Project. My daughter and I are black belts in Tae Kwon Do and give a self
defense class to Peace Corps Trainees.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps changed my life. I expected to be in Honduras for two
years, but I never left. My Peace Corps days were challenging and
wonderful. My Peace Corps assignment was to set up a Biology Majors
program at the National Unviersity, and I got to travel all over Honduras
with my students studying the different ecosytems with their rich
biodiversity and trying to figure out how to conserve the primitive areas.
It is extremely rewarding to see the success of my ex-students who
were instrumental in establishing the system of Protected Area in
Honduras and who now hold high posts in government,industry and
NGOs. I wouldn't change my life for anything.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
People from my group, but I don't remember what my group number
Originally posted: May 6, 2002
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