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1997: Mette Karlsen served in Latvia in Saldus and Riga beginning in 1997
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mette Karlsen can be contacted at mettebbayahoodcom
Country of Service: Latvia
Training Group: 6B
Cities you served in: Saldus and Riga
Arrival Year: 1997
Departure Year: 2000
Secondary School English Teacher at Saldus Gimnasium for first two years. Extended for third year to serve as Peace Corps Volunteer Coordinator based at PC-Baltics Office in Riga.
Involved in several leadership development projects, especially for girls.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Worked as a contractor at USAID's Office of Food For Peace;
Promoted reproductive health education and training with a small non-profit organization based in Virginia;
Worked as a consultant with World Bank, Congressional Hunger Center, and Counterpart International;
Awarded Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship for two years - worked with Save the Children in Bolivia, and the Food And Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) project in Washington DC and Haiti.
Currently working with Save the Children in Tajikistan as Food Security Program Manager.
Married Peace Corps boyfriend, who is also working in Tajikistan with the Urban Institute.
Originally posted: July 31, 2006
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