Interview with Alberto Rodriguez-Liriano, October 6, 2020

Project: Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Alberto was an academic at the Instituto Superior de Agricultura (ISA) teaching forest management, ecology, and natural resources. He had had Volunteers as teachers as well as being a Spanish tutor for Volunteers before being employed by the Peace Corps as an Associate Director for the environment sector. His many accomplishments in project evolution included: agroforestry, appropriate technology, small aqueducts, cooking stoves, environment education, eco-tourism, environment for youth, environment leadership development, and income generation through renewal energy. Alberto's perspective on the ideal Volunteer includes: passion for the work, cultural sensitivity, friendships, truthfulness, respectful, not being judgmental, and accepting challenges. He promoted Asset-based language which erased frustration and increased challenges and opportunities for service. Alberto also observed various forms of discrimination, including directed at Volunteers of color, younger Volunteers, and female Volunteers. He discussed these issues with host organizations. Alberto had a satisfying career as a pioneer in the environment sector.

Interview Accession

2020oh0567_pcrv0056

Interviewee Name

Alberto Rodriguez-Liriano

Interviewer Name

Randolph A. Adams

Interview Date

2020-10-06

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Rodriguez-Liriano, Alberto Interview by Randolph A. Adams. 06 Oct. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Rodriguez-Liriano, A. (2020, October 06). Interview by R. A. Adams. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Rodriguez-Liriano, Alberto, interview by Randolph A. Adams. October 06, 2020, Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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