Interview with Elaine "Lainey" Collins, December 24, 2005
Part of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project
- Interview with Elaine "Lainey" Collins, December 24, 2005
- Angene Wilson; interviewer. Elaine "Lainey" Collins; interviewee.
- oral histories
- Publication date:
- Date uploaded:
- Elaine "Lainey" Collins (Micronesia, 1989-1991; Community Development Program) talks about living on an island in one of the most isolated Peace Corps posts imaginable. She describes the culture in much detail and how she learned to respect both the people and the culture, and to become part of it. She also explores her experiences as a community development volunteer who taught English, surviving a typhoon, and in her second year implementing a grant to put water seal toilets on the island. Elaine also discusses her life and educational background both before and after joining the Peace Corps, including working on her doctorate in social welfare, working for a youth employment program, the Fresh Air Fund camps, and a charter school in New York City, and also serving as a Crisis Corps volunteer in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- Collins, Elaine -- Interviews., Micronesia., Peace Corps (U.S.)--Micronesia., Peace Corps (U.S.)--History--1980-1989., Peace Corps (U.S.)--History--1990-1999., Community Development
- Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project
- Metadata record:
- This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.