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1973: Joan E. LaRosa served in Guatemala in Santa Cruz del Quiche, Quiche beginning in 1973
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joan E. LaRosa can be contacted at jlarosaausaiddgov
Country of Service: Guatemala
Training Group: School Gardens and Nutrition
Cities you served in: Santa Cruz del Quiche, Quiche
Arrival Year: 1973
Departure Year: 1976
Work Description: Health Educator on CARE Rural Water and Latrine Project
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
MPH from UCBerkeley 1976-77; USAID International Development Intern
November 1977; USAID Health Officer-- San Salvador, El Salvador 78-80;
USAID Health and Women's Advisor-Dhaka, Bangladesh 80-83; USAID
Health and Nutrition Officer--Lima, Peru 83-88; USAID Health and
Population Officer--Kigali, Rwanda 89-91; USAID Health and Population
Officer--Kampala, Uganda 91-93; USAID Regional Health/Pop Officer and
AIDS Advisor--Nairobi, Kenya East& Southern Africa Regional Office 93-96;
USAID Health & Population Officer--Lilongwe, Malawi 1996-2001; USAID
Deputy Director--Kigali, Rwanda 2001 to present.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I've had many opportunties to talk to PCVs in the field who are starting out
or finishing up their service. My message to them is that Peace Corps has
changed your life and your way of looking at the world. Although your old
friends might not be able to underestand it, if you meet another RPCV, you
often have immediate rapport because you share this different, expanded
view of the world. My best friends for the past 25 years have been RPCVs.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Nancy Brindle, Guatemala PCV Audiologist who taught Speech and Hearing
Originally posted: January 30, 2002
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