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Willem Brakel

Profile Updated: May 24, 2022
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Washington, DC USA
What are your reunion plans?

I don't expect to attend

Life After Oberlin

After a peripatetic career in environmental science and foreign policy that included graduate study at Yale University, teaching/research positions at the University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Loyola College (Baltimore), and Foreign Service postings in Bangui, Paris, Brussels, Mexico City and Rome, I am now comfortably settled back in DC, semi-retired. I have enjoyed returning to my roots and reconnecting with a much-changed Washington metro area. Among my favorite pastimes are cycling, hiking, kayaking, gardening and cultural activities. One highlight from October 2020: biking the 184.5 miles of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal towpath, from Cumberland to Georgetown. Meanwhile, I have not entirely lost the international travel bug, including recent visits to Peru, Cuba, Morocco, Mexico, Japan, the Philippines and Western Europe. On the professional side, I enjoy teaching part-time as an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science at American University and promoting regional water-resource conservation as DC representative on the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.

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