Interview with Brian Minalga, September 26, 2020

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

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Brian Minalga served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger from 2008 to 2010, and Namibia from 2010 to 2012, in the Education program. He worked as a Peace Corps recruiter upon return, in 2013 and 2014. During college, Minalga volunteered in an East African community in Minneapolis, which contributed to his desire to join Peace Corps and learn more about those he was serving. In this interview Minalga discusses his first assignment in Nigeras a Teacher Trainer posted in Dosso, at Lycée Saraounia Mangou. He goes on to talk about his second assignment was in Opuwo, Namibia, where he taught at Kameru Primary Eco School. Minalga also discusses motivations for serving; training and work at both sites; living in Niger and Namibia; relationships with host families and friends; and attitudes toward LGBTQ+ community members in the areas where he served.

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2020oh0504_pcrv0044

Interviewee Name

Brian Minalga

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Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2020-09-26

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Minalga, Brian Interview by Julius Sztuk. 26 Sep. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Minalga, B. (2020, September 26). 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.

Minalga, Brian, interview by Julius Sztuk. September 26, 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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