Timothy L. Bertotti


As Interviewed by Clayton Bertotti, March 22, 2014
"You are liable to get a fair shake here from justice and our system of government, which doesn’t always happen overseas."
Timothy L. Bertotti

Introductory Profile: About Timothy L. Bertotti

Timothy L. Bertotti is my grandfather. He has worked as a foreign service officer for USAID (United States Agency for International Development), and as a foreign service officer for Peace Corps but is now retired. He explains his experience as if he were still working for USAID. A foreign service officer runs projects to help other countries. The countries are developing, and usually, the people living there are starving. Being a foreign service officer involves going overseas for long periods of time.

He has been to Vietnam, Dominican Republic, Laos, Tanzania, Yemen, Bolivia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, and Poland. Timothy does not focus on solving anything specific but rather whatever job comes up. He has worked on establishing a stable economy, food supply, and education. After he finishes helping the countries, he has the problem of having them support themselves. Experiencing a developing country has changed his life and the lives of his children, for the better and for the worse.