|By Admin1 (admin) (188.8.131.52) on Friday, November 07, 2008 - 9:47 am: Edit Post|
1983: Jim Leake served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia in Tunis, Bizerte beginning in 1983
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jim Leake can be contacted at jmleakeaillinoisdedu
Country of Service: Tunisia
Training Group: Fisheries
Cities you served in: Tunis, Bizerte
Arrival Year: 1983
Departure Year: 1986
worked for a national boatbuilding company, EMACOR. also taught a course (Genie Maritime) at INAT, the Ag school
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I teach engineering graphics and product design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My wife Stephanie is an RPCV from Oman. She was also in Tunisia for part of my stint there. In the 90's we lived for six years in the UAE, just across the border form Oman. After Tunisia I worked for six years designing fishing boats in Seattle.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I'm very proud of my time in the Peace Corpse, certainly one of the best things I have ever done.
Originally posted: 11/7/2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1983; Peace Corps Tunisia; Directory of Tunisia RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Tunisia RPCVs
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