Interview with Doris Rubenstein, October 2, 2020

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

Interview Summary

Doris Rubenstein served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, from 1971 through 1973, in the Agriculture, and Education programs. Doris joined Peace Corps after graduating from the University of Michigan, majoring in Spanish Language and Literature. Training was conducted in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It included language, history, culture, and geography. Her first assignment was the Pichilingue Tropical Agriculture Research Station of the National Agriculture Research Institute, Quevedo, Ecuador. She taught English to Agriculture Researchers, translated documents and served as an interpreter for international visitors. She was transferred to the Santa Catalina Agriculture Research Station near Quito, and later to a newly-established rural village in the Ecuadorian Amazon to help establish an Agriculture Experimentation Station. There she assisted with research, and worked with local women to set up family gardens. Doris remains in contact with many of her students, co-workers, many friends, and fellow volunteers. The interview discusses motivations for joining Peace Corps, training, and experiences as a volunteer.

Interview Accession

2020oh0509_pcrv0049

Interviewee Name

Doris Rubenstein

Interviewer Name

Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2020-10-02

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Rubenstein, Doris Interview by Julius Sztuk. 02 Oct. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Rubenstein, D. (2020, October 02). Interview by J. Sztuk. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Rubenstein, Doris, interview by Julius Sztuk. October 02, 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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