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1996: Barbara Casillas (Ochoa) served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali in Kadiolo, Sikasso beginning in 1996
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara Casillas (Ochoa) can be contacted at teremusoayahoodcom
Country of Service: Mali
Training Group: "Where's Wayne" stage
Cities you served in: Kadiolo, Sikasso
Arrival Year: 1996
Departure Year: 1997
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I participated in Teach For America in '98 teaching Pre-K & then 4th Grade in two of Houston's inner-city schools. Worked as an Associate Editor for the Colonial Latin American Historical Review at UNM in Albuquerque, NM for a few years. Life after that has been a lot less interesting & exciting... have lived in So. California over 5 yrs. now, but the economy here is hard to live with. I'm currently exploring another move...
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I miss experiencing new things, seeing far away places in the world, meeting interesting people (both locals & PCVs), and feeling genuinely excited in general.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Everyone! Specifically, Gabriela Gomez, Jennifer Crandall, Andy Rebold, Jill Hrubecky...
Originally posted: August 8, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1996; Peace Corps Mali; Directory of Mali RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Mali RPCVs
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