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1966: Lee Atkins Desta served in Ethiopia in Debra Berhan, Addis Abeba, Alamaya beginning in 1966
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Lee Atkins Desta can be contacted at leedestaahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Ethiopia
Training Group: Six
Cities you served in: Debra Berhan, Addis Abeba, Alamaya
Arrival Year: 1966
Departure Year: 1968
Work Description: teacher
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Advanced Training Program (ATP) at Training at UCLA summer and
winter 1965/1966. Incountry training at Alamaya Agricultural College
summer 1966. Junior High TESL, history, civics at Itegue Mennan school
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Was a recruiter for USAID for African colleges including Haile Sellassie
University. Managed Peace Corps contract to assign psychologists to US
training sites. 26 year career with DHUD doing community development
with cities, counties, states, Indian Nations, non profits and developers
in Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada and Washington states.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Most significant occasion of my life.
When I got divorced (for the first time!)took the name the host nationals
had called me (Destanesh) and made it legally my own last name.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Judy Jackson, Peter Basquin,
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Stay as long as you can and then longer; no matter how 'soon; you come
back it will be too soon.
Originally posted: February 15, 2002
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