I think I was a traveler before I ever knew it. Always a ‘people’ person, my former assistant principal called me ‘the energizer bunny’. I love event planning, traveling, adventuring, story-telling, activism, doing and finding ways to make the world better. I often tried to infuse my love for travel in my Global History lessons to ninth graders. Finding a way to turn words on a page into three-dimensional perspectives that worked in their world was a challenge I happily accepted. Whether sharing my own travel tales with students or encouraging them to find their own; it was my hope to show them we’re all part of a much bigger world and we all matter. Working with the United Nations Association of San Diego merged it all. Somehow – travel, worldly ventures, actionable change and a global community sharing a similar mindset invited me in to help plan this massive event. I couldn’t have been happier.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Read the rest of this entry