Our storytellers in Episode 5 are:
Gila is a speech-language pathologist living on Long Island, New York, practicing over 25 years with a specialty in Early Intervention, children ages 0-3 years of age. Her passion is empowering families to help their children reach their full potential. Glia has served on Global Volunteers St. Lucia and Tanzania programs, and is instrumental on the Reaching Children’s Potential Advisory Committee.
Lisa is a world-renowned climate change expert and distinguished professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her initial work was tracking the climate of an area using data from trees. She served in Tanzania in 2014 with her daughter Maya and again in 2016 to help establish the Reaching Children’s Potential program. Read about Lisa and Maya’s journey here.
Cindy is a producer of special events and corporate programs at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. She’s served on 20 Global Volunteers programs since 1997 in the USA and abroad as both a volunteer and a team leader. She has a dual Master’s Degree in Development and Human Resources Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Drama. She says she’s drawn to the “adrenaline rush” of ambiguity in her personal and professional life!
Marek has been Global Volunteers’ beloved community partner in Siedlce, Poland since 1990. As manager of the renowned Reymontowka manor house where volunteers are lodged, he’s hosted and nurtured more than 260 Global Volunteers teams. He’s a fluent English speaker and a “go-to” person in the Siedlce District for English-speaking travelers and dignitaries.