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1992: Sharon Achilles served in Mauritania in Kamour beginning in 1992
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Sharon Achilles can be contacted at sla3apittdedu
Country of Service: Mauritania
Training Group: Kiffa 1992
Cities you served in: Kamour
Arrival Year: 1992
Departure Year: 1994
Work Description: Forestry/Dune Stabilization
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After the Peace Corps I earned a PhD in Biology at Johns Hopkins University
(1994-2000). My research interests are in the field of women's health,
specifically working on developing micobicides for safely and effectively
preventing sexually transmitted disease and unwanted pregnancy.
Upon completion of my PhD, I entered medical school at University of
Pittsburgh to add clinical skill to my interest in women's health. I will finish
medical school in 2004 and I plan on doing my residency training in OB/Gyn.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
During my service years in the Peace Corps I began to understand the heath
conditions that the majority of women in the world face every day. It was
during this time that I knew I wanted to devote my life to improving the
health status of women. It is my intention to return to the developing world
after my medical training and deliver health care to underserved women.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I would love to hear from anyone in my training group or any RPCV in the
Originally posted: September 4, 2001
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