Interview with Brittany Nickerson, February 18, 2021

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

Interview Summary

Brittany Nickerson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer together with her husband in China from 2018 until the program was closed and they were evacuated because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. She discusses the influence of her Lutheran background in joining the Peace Corps. She talks about her experience teaching conversational English to English majors in a state college, judging various student competitions, and tutoring children in Lanzhou in Gansu province. She says that she tried to build students' confidence. She talks about her interaction with her host family in training, her students, and other foreign teachers. She discusses the circumstances of learning about the program’s termination and the evacuation because of COVID-19. She also talks about her current work as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in New Mexico.

Interview Accession

2021oh0113_pcrv0124

Interviewee Name

Brittany Nickerson

Interviewer Name

Evelyn Ganzglass

Interview Date

2021-02-18

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Nickerson, Brittany Interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. 18 Feb. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Nickerson, B. (2021, February 18). 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.

Nickerson, Brittany, interview by Evelyn Ganzglass. February 18, 2021, Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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