Interview with Tristan Menachof, August 19, 2020

Project: Peace Corps: Covid-19 Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project

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Tristan Menachof's family focused on “giving back” and understanding diversity. He saw Peace Corps as an opportunity to fulfill those values. He studied religion at Coe College, including studying abroad in Southeast Asia. Medical tests and records were the most arduous part of his Peace Corps application process. Morocco was his preference. Language and cultural training were excellent. However, strategies provided to engage in the work expected of him didn’t work out in his assignment. Menachof was originally assigned to a youth development project. However, his work evolved into an environment project. He saw himself as a resource the Peace Corps offered to his village. He recognized that communities know what they want. Personal relationships are valued. However great the challenges he faced in Peace Corps, he feels his experience will help him to face anything in his future. Menachof was medically separated after 16 months of service. He still wonders how much he could have done if he had stayed his full term.

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2020oh0359_pcev0030

Interviewee Name

Tristan Menachof

Interviewer Name

Randolph A. Adams

Interview Date

2020-08-19

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Menachof, Tristan Interview by Randolph A. Adams. 19 Aug. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Menachof, T. (2020, August 19). Interview by R. A. Adams. Peace Corps: Covid-19 Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Menachof, Tristan, interview by Randolph A. Adams. August 19, 2020, Peace Corps: Covid-19 Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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