|By Admin1 (admin) (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, September 03, 2011 - 11:40 am: Edit Post|
1967: Dianne Brause served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Dominican Republic in Puerto Plata, San Pedro de Macoris beginning in 1967
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Dianne Brause can be contacted at diannebrauseaymaildcom
Country of Service: Dominican Republic
Training Group: July 1967 (Camp Radley, PR)
Cities you served in: Puerto Plata, San Pedro de Macoris
Arrival Year: 1967
Departure Year: 1969
Helped set up the new Family Planning program under the Dept of Public Health's Child and Maternal Health Division. Established clinic in Puerto Plata and worked in clinic in San Pedro.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I worked in Family Planning in So. CA; taught college in CA, MA & VT; founded Lost Valley Educational Center (an intentional community near Eugene, OR), involved in peace efforts in the Middle East, Tour Guide and Responsible Travel Writer & Traveler, mostly in 3rd World countries; in PhD program with Wisdom University; am "Whirling Dervish Semazen, and associated with the World Community of St Francis, and The Shift Network.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was a wonderful experience, although extremely challenging for me (language, sickness, self concept). Set me on a course of exploring other cultures to learn about people's habits, beliefs, religions, etc. in mostly Latin America and the Middle East.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Especially want to find Thomas W. Wilson from 67 Training Group at Camp Radley, Puerto Rico. Also, Jerry Sims who served in Puerto Plata (1966-68) and Marty Adler (Santo Domingo (1966-68).
Any message for returned volunteers?:
I am currently traveling in the US (and possibly Middle East). Would love to connect and share stories.
Originally posted: 9/3/2011
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1967; Peace Corps Dominican Republic; Directory of Dominican Republic RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Dominican Republic RPCVs
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