Jean served in Peace Corp Costa Rica from 1980 to 1983, working with the BriBri Indians in Community Development. After a long career as a Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey with a focus on the U.S. Mexican Border, and as an International Specialist for the Department of the Interior, managing climate change capacity building in Africa and Southeast Asia, she retired. Currently she divides her volunteer time between the NOVA RPCV and the Pan American Institute of Geography and History, a specialized organization of the Organization of the American States.
RPCV Ethiopia/Eritrea ! (62-64); Co-leader of 2012 Return to Ethiopia trip; Co-founder & VP of NoVaRPCV; Board member of E&ERPCV; Volunteer with Lutheran Refugee Resettlement Services; Retired Economist.
Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia, Community Development, 1965-67. One year in the Philippines and 1 year in Thailand with husband who worked as Director in Mindanao and Deputy Director in Bangkok. Active in the Reston Community since 1967. Masters in Social Work and a Certificate in Museum Studies.
Don Boileau served in Seoul, South Korea for the two calendar years 1968-69. He was in a TESOL program. Besides his day job teaching English at a government training institute, Don did English classes for the Korean Department of Forestry's Director, Associate Director, and Financial Officer to help them prepare for a trip to New Zealand for purchasing trees for Korea's reforestation project. He used his Peace Corps experience to coordinate with another PCV the settlement of 30 Cambodian refugees in Mt. Pleasant, MI. While at Central Michigan University he attended the first national conference on intercultural communication where he worked on developing a model syllabus for that course. For 27 years he taught at George Mason University, where his favorite course to teach was intercultural communication.