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Foreign Service Officer

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

B.A. East taught English Lit and Composition in Malawi as a Peace Corps Volunteer, at Brooklyn College Academy in New York, and at the American School of Asuncion in Paraguay. Later he joined the State Department’s Foreign Service, taking assignments in Saudi Arabia, Nicaragua, Ghana, Mexico, and Washington DC. New Pulp Press released his debut novel, Two Pumps for the Body Man, in March 2016.


Views expressed on this blog are my own & don’t necessarily reflect the views of my employer


Email: chambepeak@gmail.com

Twitter: @hBenEast

15 thoughts on “About”

  1. Saw you in the Hartford Courant, what a surprise. I just wanted to congratulate you on your book and hope you make the final three.

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    1. Yes! Add to that the 50-miler… I ran the Elk Valley Man-Horse race in 2001, the year before I joined State! Also a former English teacher, so there you go. Where did you serve in the Peace Corps? -ben

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      1. after PC Malawi it was 2 yrs at the American School in Asuncion, then with State to Saudi Arabia, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Mexico. Home at last! Great to connect! -ben

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      2. Wow, you’ve been all over! Where in Mexico? Our first post with state was in Matamoros. Which Ironman(s) did you do? I’ve only done one, Wisconsin 2009. I’d like to think I’ll do another one someday, but actually committing to it is another story. Great to connect, indeed!

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