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1963: Don Messerschmidt served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, in Lamjung District (Kunchha) beginning in 1963
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Don Messerschmidt can be contacted at dmesserschmidtagmaildcom
Country of Service: Nepal,
Training Group: Nepal-2
Cities you served in: Lamjung District (Kunchha)
Arrival Year: 1963
Departure Year: 1965 - but still live here!
Panchayat Development Volunteer...
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Married to Kareen; 2 adult children. PhD-Anthropology/U.Oregon 1974. Have taught at Case Western, Oregon State & Washington State Universities +universities & colleges in Nepal). Have been a Researcher and Development Consultant in Nepal (also in Bhutan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Belize and Wyoming-USA), both long & short-term assignments. Have been team leader and/or lead consultant on various projects & consultancies in natural resource management, community health, strategic planning.
I am also a writer & photo-journalist (magazines, books), including several books on Nepal1) "Moran of Kathmandu: Priest, Educator & Ham Radio 'Voice of the Himalaya'" (Orchid Press, Bangkok, 1997) and (2) "Against the Current: The Life of Lain Singh Bangdel--Writer, Painter & Art Historian of Nepal" (Orchid Press, Bangkok, 2004) + some others... and dozens of professional articles in journals on resource management and sundry topics.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Living in Nepal in the Peace Corps set me up for life!
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Time for ALL of us to lobby for the OFFICIAL RETURN OF THE PEACE CORPS TO NEPAL! The Peace Treaty has been signed and the time is right...
Originally posted: December 8, 2006
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