Interview with Emma Luu Van Lang, August 25, 2020

Project: Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Emma Luu Van Lang served as a Peace Corps volunteer assigned to K├ędougou, Senegal from February 2018 until she was evacuated because of COVID-19 in March 2020. Primarily, she worked with teachers on a malaria prevention, testing, and treatment program, which she hopes will be replicated in other parts of malaria-affected south Senegal. She also worked with a group of pregnant women through the Dalaba Heath Post and served as a counselor in the Kedougou region summer camp. She talks about her relationship with co-workers and students and her continued close connection with her host family, the rushed evacuation from Senegal, and her plans for graduate school in Spain this fall. She ends with a reflection on how her experience addressed the three Peace Corps goals.

Interview Accession

2020oh0383_pcev0041

Interviewee Name

Emma Luu Van Lang

Interviewer Name

Evelyn Ganzglass

Interview Date

2020-08-25

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Lang, Emma Luu Van Interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. 25 Aug. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Lang, E.L. (2020, August 25). Interview by E. Ganzglass. Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Lang, Emma Luu Van, interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. August 25, 2020, Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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