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1984: Melinda Tsuchiya served in Western Samoa in Apia beginning in 1984
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Melinda Tsuchiya can be contacted at melindadtsuchiyaausadnet
Country of Service: Western Samoa
Training Group: 39
Cities you served in: Apia
Arrival Year: 1984
Departure Year: 1987
1-Secondary home science teacher
2-Women's Development Officer for Samoa YWCA (nonformal training in nutrition, cooking, sewing, sewing machine maintenance & repair, construction of smokeless stoves
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Served as training director for Peace Corps Cook Islands 1991
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Married JOCV volunteer met during PC service in Samoa, 2 sons ages 14 and 9; lived in Tokyo Japan 5 years; Rarotonga, Cook Islands 4 years; Port Vila, Vanuatu 4 years and Mbabane, Swaziland for 3.5 years. Have worked as teacher/trainer, researcher, writer and editor, project evaluator, mainly in the field of international development.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
great experience, not too nostalgic for Samoa, still feels like yesterday.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
would like to communicate with others from Western Samoa group 39
Originally posted: October 18, 2004
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