Volunteer: Lucy Weiger
I served as an Agricultural science teacher and A level biology teacher at a girl's secondary school in Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana. After my experience, I received a Master's in Public Health and Hospital Administration from Yale University and have worked in executive level roles in the healthcare industry since receiving my Master's degree. I have been back to Ghana twice since 2004 serving on medicall mission trips where I helped run medical clinics and organized a mosquito net distribution project.
I value my Peace Corps experience as the impetus for my career and I value the expereince of living in Ghana and having life long friends.
Contributions from Lucy Weiger
I was in Ghana in 1974-76 and was there when Shirley Temple Black was the Ambassador. I had grown up knowing that she and I have the same birthday, April 23. On our birthday, April 23, 1976 I was in the capital city, Accra and decided to see if she would meet with me ( I had met her before at a Peace Corps dinner). I went to the American Embassy and ran the doorbell and was greeted by the Marines at the front desk. I explained that I was a Peace Corps volunteer who had the same birthday as ...