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By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, July 12, 2001 - 9:53 pm: Edit Post

Peace Corps Gabon: Updates from RPCVs

Peace Corps Gabon: Updates from RPCVs

Peace Corps Gabon: Updates from RPCVs

Greetings and welcome to a site in progress. As your host I will update this as frequently as you send me information (assuming that I am in the country and have computer access . . . which, knowing me, is not all the time). Obviously, I have not kept this up very well, so please send all current updates to

Dan Adkison: New address: 412 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. phone: 917-566-1116.

Michael Ball: I’m in Southfield, Michigan currently finishing up a Master’s in Performance Improvement and Instructional Design at Wayne State University. Should be done this summer. Detroit is okay, but Southfield is more or less utterly devoid of anything interesting whatsoever. Therefore, I am looking at a change of venue, probably to either the West or East Coast…hmmm, or maybe Paris? Filth, African hunting dog extraordinaire, still resides chez moi, and occupies herself by terrorizing squirrels, chipmunks, and various ground-dwellers. 20550 Oldham Rd Apt 207, Southfield, MI 48076; (248) 945-9274;

Jim Beck: As of last night my address for this fall will be 4602 Calvert Rd College Park, MD 20740. Pretty excited about doing some of that grad school at the Univ. of Maryland in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development (CONS). Will spend the next couple months wandering about par ci par la b/c I can (woohoo). is for the email game.

Troy Beldini: Salut all. I'm working on a PhD at the Auburn University School of Forestry studying soil carbon cycling in the Amazon rain forest in Brazil. After this summer's trip I'll be there again next summer maybe for 3 to 4 months if any of you all would like to come down for a visit and do some exploring. The beer's cheap and the forest is still there in all its glory. Contact me for details if you'd like. I just might need someone to help debrousse maniacially.........Cheers,Troy 334-844-1075.

Julie Boyles: I've moved to Blacksburg, Virginia to work on a Master's Degree in aquatic biology at Virginia Tech. Blacksburg is about an hour and a half north of where I lived in Abingdon, VA. I'll be working here this summer and then starting classes in August this fall! So far, I'm really liking everyone I've met and the town is really beautiful...surrounded by mountains!So, here it is: 1303 Valleyview Dr. Blacksburg, VA 24060 (540) 552-5655

Chris Conk:

Nico Dauphine: I’ve moved to Georgia to start a Ph.D., continuing work on medicinal plant ecology and uses in the Africa region. I really like the program here—people are very cool. I’m hoping to arrange a trip back to Gabon in the summer. My husband Geoff and I are just about to come up on our first anniversary (July 14)! We met in college and decided to get married after running into each other in a bar in NYC a few months after I got back from Peace Corps. Address starting in August 2002 will be: 215 E. Meadow Dr., Athens GA 30605.

Peter Ellis: I have moved to Burlington and will be attending the Field Naturalist Program at the University of Vermont for the next two years. The have kindly provided me with a new Email acount. Please use that one from now on. The address My address is: Peter W. Ellis 194 North St. #12 Burlington, VT 05401

Jami So my address is 1221 SW Yamhill Street #200 Portland, OR 97205 I don't actually live there, but my mail is fed exed to me wherever I happen to be at the time. I am working for the Forest Service doing FIA work, inventory stuff, hanging out in the foret 24/7!! For the next 6 months I will be working all over Cali. So if there are RPCV guys living aroung here, please pass on their info, where, numbers... Anyone is more then welcome to hook up with me out here, and I have a key to all national park gates!! Beautiful places here, would love to share them with others. Right now I am up in Humboldt county. Also, cell phone number is 530-990-4200. Can you believe it I joined the cell phone world, AGGHH!

Ali Graham: I'm in Wisconsin for the summer and will be at Northwestern journalism school in the fall but I don't know my address. I'll be living with Mark, my boyfriend, who is moving to Chicago and I'm so ridiculously excited.

Joel Holzman:Jean-Joel Lawrence, 2235 Rose St. , Berkeley, CA 94709. 510-845-3753. Finished first year of two year master's program in Visual Anthropology at San Francisco State University. I've been also working as a still photographer throughout the year and assisting on video shoots on a variety of jobs. I'm opening up some doors now involving my thesis project that might bring me back to Africa or working with Calif. Indians if I go in that direction. I hope everyone out there is doing well, and for those I haven't been in touch with please drop me a line.

Stacy Jupiter: Been keeping myself BUSY with a multitude of different projects from assessing wetland health in central California to mapping mangroves on Moloka’i to environmental assessments on rivers to characterizing drowned coral reefs—and none of these are for my dissertation. Just finished my second year doing a Ph.D. of all things in ecology at UCSC and I continue to love life in Santa Cruz. You just can’t beat sea lions yelping at sunrise as the waves break at the Lane. I haven’t stopped traveling, though now it’s often for “work”. Most recently “work” has taken me off to wild times in Miami and up to Mammoth Mountain to collect hot springs microorganisms (NOTE: hot springs). Come February, I am headed Down Under once again, this time as a Fulbright Scholar. The ‘roos have sucked me in. In the meantime, I can still be found at: 212 May Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. (831) 458-6457. You can also find one Mr. Robert Riley there as well. And a little black cat named Baja.

Gabe Lawson: Not much news here. I have been surfing like a rabid dog, salt foam at the corners of my mouth, bothering the UCI anthro department a bit and writing a video game with some friends. Went to England in May, which was my first trip to Europe, and had a great time in the Lake District. I think I may be starting to forget what manioc tastes like!

Roy Katayama: 1929 Calvert Street Washington, DC 20009 What I'm up to: Working at the EPA and trying to figure out what to do with my life.

Brad Kerner: I just spent 18 months in “Peace Corps Harlem” working in a school-based clinic counseling inner-city boys about safe sex practices and talking about their lives in general. I picked up some great lingo. I’m slowly working on my MPH at Columbia while working full time. I’m starting a new job July 2002 working on an international project, Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD). Hopefully some international travel will be involved. I’m living in Brooklyn with my girlfriend Tara . . . we love it here! Email:

Tami Loeffler: Well I am here in Mattituck for the summer before I ship off to London in the fall. I don't know my address there yet, but here is my current one:: Tami Loeffler 535 Lupton's Pt. Mattituck, NY 11952 631- 298-5811 As far as what I am up to, just trying to enjoy the warm weather by being outside as much as possible, with a little partying and traveling thrown in. ( I saw Lynnie's baby!!! Needless to say he is precious). I miss my fellow PCV"s and wish them all well!

Ashley Miller:

Robert Riley: 212 May Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Karl Calvin-Rosenberg: I finished my degree in International Economics and Social Change and Development at Johns Hopkins SAIS in DC in December 2000. On January 22, 2001, I married Stephane Calvin, a wonderful Haitian/French woman I met at SAIS in January '99. We are both living and working in Luanda Angola: she is the Luanda Coordinator for Catholic Relief Services, and I am the Assistant Field Director for GOAL, an Irish NGO ( I can be reached here at (NOTE: Karl and Stephane just moved to Haiti. Karl can be reached at He says: “We are well in Haiti . . . ten weeks into our new CARE and CRS jobs . . .and already Angola seems to be fading into the past.”)

Jonathan Shacat: I am now working as a reporter at the Northern Virginia Daily newspaper in Front Royal, VA. The two years I spent as a fish volunteer in Miikouandza (near Mbigou) seem like forever ago, but the memories are as fresh as yesterday. You can reach me at:

Kristin Snyder-Fotso: married Jean Roland Youmbi Fotso June 16th in Maryland. She is a receptionist at World Resources Institute--a really cool institution bent on fixing our environmental problem! Check out the website: (advert. gimmick) Jean is working on getting la carte verte. Once that goes through he'll get his working permit and pull us out of the hole we are falling into with a one-income household. It's a lot of hassle but we are DETERMINED to get this to work!!

Matt Stockton: Ok, folks, at the bottom is my new information to change into your address books and what not. You can still send stuff to my parents’ place in Sarasota, bit I am sure that they would rather you send it to me directly. My CSC assignments will be in different offices and areas of the world for the next three years. My first area is the Caribbean working with the office of the director for Global Health Promotion particularly. Not a bad place to be in the winter months (until February), but most of my time will be spent in Atlanta. Hope all is well. Cheers. 751 Piedmont Ave #3, Atlanta, GA 30308. phone #404-873-2730.

Kamba Tshionyi: I am currently working in London at an IT software firm. I plan to (possibly) be working/globe-trotting for a few more years. I am most reachable via email ( and for those who still brave snail mail: Kamba Tshionyi, 31 Wilshaw House, Crossfields Estate, Deptford Church Street, Deptford, London SE8 4SF.

Kristin Weinhauer: Currently finishing up school in Baltimore. Should finish in December and be on my way to some employment. Oh and I miss everyone. If you’re anywhere near Baltimore, you should stop in. 229 E. St., Baltimore, MD 21218. (410) 662-7101.

Amy West: I am spending the summer as an intern at MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) to learn techniques to analyze video images taken from ROVs by using lasers to calibrate and measure the area being filmed.My time at MBARI has already proved invaluable and I can not imagine doing anything else but working here. I am doing a similar project for my master's research in New Zealand's fjords: attempting to measure, via a manned submersible, the biodiversity of a fjord's unknown deep-sea habitat. For the month of June I am crashed chez Spacey Stacy but then she is abandoning me to the house of rocks. I will post my new address soon. In the meantime, oh those Santa Cruz sunsets. I head back to New Zealand Sept.4th, so whoever will be in CALI- look me up. You can still reach me at For more info about me (and my local California details), you can look me up at:

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By Lin Edou ( on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:57 pm: Edit Post

Some of you may remember me as Lin Moore. I am back in the US after ten years in Gabon. I did my master's in education in South Africa during the summers there, so now I am all set as a teacher in the US. I am living in the Seattle area with my 6-year-old Tisha, and I am trying to get used to life in the USA. I am glad to get back near the mountains. It would be great to hear from some of my Peace Corps friends, since I missed the big reunion.

By FOURCADE ( on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 3:29 pm: Edit Post

My name is Laurent Fourcade. I am a french doctor who worked in Ndjole, Gabon, in 1988-1990. I met there a Peace Corps volunteer called Catherine Raymond, who worked as a teacher during the same period. I lost her address. Could anybody help me to join her ? many thanks.

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