Interview with Kristina "Nina" Boe, July 20, 2020

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

  • Description
  • Play Interview
  • Rights & Request
  • Citation

Interview Summary

Kristina "Nina" Boe was a Peace Corps volunteer in North Macedonia from December 2018 until she was evacuated in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Boe had a history of volunteering overseas, having earlier been in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a teenager and later in Brazil. She developed a love for the Balkans, and after getting her master's degree applied to Peace Corps Macedonia. With her love of languages, she was assigned to a Roma suburb of Skopje and learned Romani. She describes her work at two Roma non-governmental organizations and her closeness with a Roma family. She was in the process of filing for an extension when the COVID-19 pandemic began and she was evacuated. She talks about what it was like coming to New York City to live with her sister after evacuation, and what she thinks Peace Corps needs to do to become more truly inclusive in the future.

Interview Accession

2020oh0236_pcev0005

Interviewee Name

Kristina "Nina" Boe

Interviewer Name

Candice Diehl Wiggum

Interview Date

2020-07-20

Interview Rights

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Interview Usage

Interviews may only be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Restriction

No Restrictions


access interview in full screen  

Interviews may only be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Add this interview to your cart in order to begin the process of requesting access to a copy of and/or permission to reproduce interview(s). 


Boe, Kristina Interview by Candice Diehl Wiggum. 20 Jul. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Boe, K. (2020, July 20). Interview by C. D. Wiggum. Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Boe, Kristina, interview by Candice Diehl Wiggum. July 20, 2020, Peace Corps: Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





You may come across language in UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center collections and online resources that you find harmful or offensive. SCRC collects materials from different cultures and time periods to preserve and make available the historical record. These materials document the time period when they were created and the view of their creator. As a result, some may demonstrate racist and offensive views that do not reflect the values of UK Libraries.

If you find description with problematic language that you think SCRC should review, please contact us at SCRC@uky.edu.

Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7p0514sf4xq