Interview with Sinclair Booker McCracken, February 9, 2022

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

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Sinclair Booker McCracken served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador from 1988 through 1990, in the Agriculture / Fish Farming Sector. Clair got interested in Peace Corps while a pre-med student at Lynchburg College, now University of Lynchburg. A Colombia RPCV she met while doing medical research encouraged her to apply. After initial training in Miami and Quito, Fisheries training continued in El Carmen, near Santo Domingo de los Colorados. Training period for Fisheries volunteers was four months. In addition to Spanish language, they received intensive, hands on, technical training. Clair was assigned to Palora in the Oriente region. She worked with the Ministry of Agriculture, assisting and educating farmers in the region. Her secondary projects centered around town youth. She was instrumental in forming the Club de Niños, and led fundraising efforts for a library and playground. After Peace Corps, Clair returned and attended medical school. She became involved with Operation Smile, and helped them to begin mission trips to Ecuador. She continues to do medical mission work, often including members of her family. She credits her Peace Corps experience as a major influence in her life.

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2022oh0273_pcrv0530

Interviewee Name

Sinclair Booker McCracken

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Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2022-02-09

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McCracken, Sinclair Booker Interview by Julius Sztuk. 09 Feb. 2022. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McCracken, S.B. (2022, February 09). 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.

McCracken, Sinclair Booker, interview by Julius Sztuk. February 09, 2022, 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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