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1991: Eric Hoeft served in Uruguay in Rivera beginning in 1991
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Eric Hoeft can be contacted at ericdhoeftapioneerdcom
Country of Service: Uruguay
Training Group: Natural Resources Management
Cities you served in: Rivera
Arrival Year: 1991
Departure Year: 1993
Worked for the Intendencia de Rivera and the Municipal School district. Brought gardening and life sciences workshops to grade school children in the interior.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Trained in Costa Rica at the Center For Human Potential in Alejuela.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I went to graduate school in Minnesota... brrrr. Got married there. Went to work for Monsanto in St. Louis two weeks after defending my master's thesis in Agronomy and Plant Genetics. Worked to develop insect resistant transgenic soybean varieties for South American markets for two years there. Left Monsanto and moved to California to work as a sunflower breeder for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. In my current role I develop new sunflower varieties for North America and support new trait development and genomics research in sunflowers for our global breedign program. I Currently live in Sacramento with my wife and 2-year old daughter and am enrolled at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management pursueing an MBA.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
One of the greatest experiences of my life. I would reccomend it to anyone.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I would Love to hear from Daniel LaRoe with whom I have lost contact.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Live the dream baby!
Originally posted: October 11, 2003
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