1988: Mitzi Reed served in jamaica in christiana beginning in 1988

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Jamaica: Directory of Jamaica RPCVs: 1988: Mitzi Reed served in jamaica in christiana beginning in 1988

By Admin1 (admin) (adsl-70-240-139-65.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 11:47 am: Edit Post

1988: Mitzi Reed served in jamaica in christiana beginning in 1988

1988: Mitzi Reed served in jamaica in christiana beginning in 1988

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mitzi Reed can be contacted at riverdanceracoxdnet

Country of Service: jamaica

Training Group: 30

Cities you served in: christiana

Arrival Year: 1988

Departure Year: 1990

Work Description:

Rural Community Service

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

When I returned home from the Peace Corps, I lived in Trinidad, CA continuing the simple life. I gave birth to my wonderful daughter, Kaya, and devoted the first 5 years to raising her. In '95 I was hired to teach in Rota (Northern Mariana Islands) for two years (1995-97). It was very similar to a Peace Corps experience. We returned home in '97, and I've continued to work as a river guide on the Trinity River in the summers, and in Arcata the rest of the year. I work with the Primary Intervention Program, helping young kids adjust to school by doing non-directive play therapy with them. I also do bodywork (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, and Energy Healilng). My Jamaican daughter is now a freshman in high school. We reside in Arcata, CA.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

I've been reading through my Peace Corps journal, recalling my experiences. As well as making a difference to the Jamaican people, I also experience much personal growth.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

other members from this group, or others who would like to chat

Any message for returned volunteers?:

take time too readjust to this strange American culture!

Originally posted: January 15, 2005

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By John Owens ( - on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 8:24 am: Edit Post


Nice to hear about you and your daughter. It is amazing to think that we left for Jamaica 20 years ago! Please feel free to email me at j.owens@yahoo.com

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