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1988: ellen evans lessard served in Yemen in Sana'a beginning in 1988
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer ellen evans lessard can be contacted at elessardaberlinschoolsdorg
Country of Service: Yemen
Training Group: 33
Cities you served in: Sana'a
Arrival Year: 1988
Departure Year: 1990
Taught TEFL at the Yemen-American Language Institute in Sana'a
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I went to graduate school immediately after service and got a Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Currently I am teaching Spanish at Berlin High School in Berlin, CT.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I still stay in touch with some of my friends from that time. I met some wonderful people and despite the difficulty of living in a country where women have 2nd class status, I gained alot from the work I did there and the people I met. I would like to return there some day to revisit some places and possibly see some old friends.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I would love to hear from Kat Julian. The last time I talked to her was a few years ago. Since that time I got married and moved to another city in Connecticut
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Take advantage of the time because it goes by so fast and our time here is limited. I've had two friends from Peace Corps die(in the U.S.) and since that time I have made a point to stay in touch with the people I was closest to.
Originally posted: March 30, 2006
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