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1979: Patrick Cotter served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Barbados in Holetown beginning in 1979
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Patrick Cotter can be contacted at dseaottersacomcastdnet
Country of Service: Barbados
Training Group: Eastern Caribbean 26
Cities you served in: Holetown
Arrival Year: 1979
Departure Year: 1981
I was a Marine Biologist assigned to the Parks and Beaches Commission. With the help of many Barbadians and advisors, we established the Folkestone Underwater Park and Marine Museum.
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:
In 1984, I graduated from McGill University with a Master of Science Degree in Oceanography. Since graduation, I have been working for EPA (San Francisco, CA & Washington, DC) and NOAA (Monterey & Santa Cruz, CA) in the U.S. Government on domestic and international marine pollution programs. Today, I am an International Affairs Specialist with EPA's Office of International Affairs in Washington. DC.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I am proud that the Folkestone Underwater Park and Marine Museum are still featured as a component of Barbados' Marine Education and Tourism programs.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I hear from Duff Devine all the time. I would enjoy hearing from RPCV's who were in the Caribbean Region from 1979-1981. It has been 30 years since we worked together!
Originally posted: 8/24/2009
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1979; Peace Corps Barbados; Directory of Barbados RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Barbados RPCVs
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