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1980: Laureen Fregeau served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in Purulha, Baja Verapaz beginning in 1980
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Laureen Fregeau can be contacted at lfregeauausouthaldedu
Country of Service: Guatemala
Training Group: CHP June-August 1980
Cities you served in: Purulha, Baja Verapaz
Arrival Year: 1980
Departure Year: 1982
Aquaculture, W.I.D. intensive gaedening
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I married Robert Leier (Guatemala, Soil Conservation, '77-'79. We worked in International Development in Honduras, returned to the States where we earned our MAs in Applied Linguistics, U-Mass Boston. I taught ESL to immigrants at a two-year college until 1987, then went to Penn State where I earned my Ph. D. in International Development Policy and Education. Since then I have worked with various short-term international development projects and at two universities. I now live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and have been at the University of South Alabama for 15 years.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
One of the best times of my life. It certainly changed the direction of my career. I still love Guatemala and have been back several times.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone from my group and volunteers who I knew during my service.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Contact other RPCVs: they can help you readjust. I serve as an RPCV advisor to anyone interested in education.
Originally posted: 8/5/2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1980; Peace Corps Guatemala; Directory of Guatemala RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Guatemala RPCVs
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