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1986: Kate Otting served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo in Borgou and Aneho beginning in 1986
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Otting can be contacted at kateottingayahoodcom
Country of Service: Togo
Training Group: Pagalo
Cities you served in: Borgou and Aneho
Arrival Year: 1986
Departure Year: 1988
Worked with farm and weaving cooperatives. Also helped blind farmers establish wells and garden plots near the river.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Currently, a mother of 3 teenage boys. Reside in Tempe, AZ with my husband, David, a South African geologist at ASU. In Arizona I ran the attorney general's mediation program before starting my own firm. Prior to that, I received a Master's in International Administration and worked for the Iowa Peace Institute as a mediator. Became the VP of International Services for the International Center for Community Journalism immediately after the fall of the USSR and helped train journalists interested in understanding free press. Traveled to Ukraine and worked with Bulgarians, Mongolians and Russians. Today, with my husband, we spend summers in France where he does research and I write articles and curriculae for my company.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was a life-changing event, no doubt.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
I have this fantastic recording of a party that involved guitars, a fiddle and loads of laughter.
Originally posted: 6/17/2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1986; Peace Corps Togo; Directory of Togo RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Togo RPCVs
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