Our storytellers in Episode 20 are:
Sarah Johnson was born and raised in Minnesota, where she is a first and second grade teacher. Sarah has served on Global Volunteers’ service programs in Ecuador, Cuba, and Tanzania – where she served on our inaugural program to Ipalamwa in July 2017. She has traveled a lot and loves the immersive experiences she has had while serving with Global Volunteers.
Grace Joyce served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in a school district for over 40 years. She taught Red Cross swim lessons for ten years and coached children‘s softball and soccer. She is mother to one son and one daughter, and has six grandchildren. Retired in 2014, Grace has traveled many places, including to Cuba on our People-to-People program before the embargo was partially lifted in 2015. She has served on Global Volunteers’ service programs in Romania, the Cook Islands, Tanzania, and West Virginia.
Stephanie Rossi teaches English Language Arts and writing at a public middle school. She lives in Reno, Nevada. Stephanie has one son. She has participated on four Global Volunteers service programs, which include two to Tanzania. She served on our inaugural program to Ipalamwa, Tanzania in July 2017.
Amy Herman was a teacher for 35 years, 34 of which she dedicated to the same school in Forest Hills, New York. She has been married for 30 years and has two children: Matthew, who is 24, and Kaitlyn, who is 23. Amy served on Global Volunteers’ inaugural service program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania in July 2017.