Andrew Dunkle Bio
Andrew Dunkle
Co-Founder

Dream Destination: Marine Research & Whale Shark Conservation in Mozambique

After graduating with a degree in Art History, Andrew decided to throw caution to the wind and teach English abroad in Taiwan. This turned out to be one of the best decisions he's ever made, because it was there where he met Mitch and together they founded Go Overseas.

Mitch Gordon Bio
Mitch Gordon
Co-Founder

Dream Destination: Marine Conservation Volunteering & Scuba Diving in Caribbean

Mitch spent his formative years in Upstate NY and is a proud UC Berkeley alum (Go Bears!). His passions include rugby, reading, running, BBQ and... traveling. Mitch previously taught English in Taiwan and considers it a second home. He's been to 40+ countries and counting!

Joanna LaFrancesca Bio
Joanna LaFrancesca
VP of Partnerships & Strategy

Dream Destination: Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek

Joanna is a Bay Area native, returned Peace Corps volunteer, and high school lacrosse coach. Her most recent hobby is boxing, and she (obviously) loves to travel. Joanna has studied abroad in Viterbo Italy through USAC and worked in community development in The Gambia with Peace Corps.

Alia Pialtos Bio
Alia Pialtos
VP of Operations & Marketing

Dream Destination: Wildlife & Sustainability Voluntourism in Costa Rica

Alia is a Massachusetts-based artist who loves exploring new places. She has studied abroad in London at the University of the Arts London, researched photographic archives in Paris, recently road-tripped through Iceland’s incredible landscape, and is always planning her next adventure.

Jenny DeWitt Bio
Jenny DeWitt
Partnerships Manager

Dream Destination: Wildlife Hospital at the Australian Zoo

Jenny is a true Californian, born and raised in Northern California and Chico State alumna. While attending Chico State, she spent a semester studying abroad with USAC in Bilbao, Spain. She's an amateur photographer and lover of all things travel.

Katy Pool Bio
Katy Pool
Fullstack Developer

Dream Destination: Turtle Rescue and Spanish Immersion Program

Katy was UC Berkeley History major and now (naturally) builds websites for a living and enjoys browsing bookstores and searching for the perfect poke bowl. Katy studied abroad at the University of Cambridge with UCEAP, and has travelled to Israel, Japan, Fiji, New Zealand and all over Europe.

Ben Rose Bio
Ben Rose
Product Manager

Dream Destination: Learn Spanish & Sea Turtle Conservation in Guatemala

Ben is a Maine native and recent transplant to the Bay Area. He had a formative experience studying abroad in Madrid during college, and previously worked at EF Education First in Boston, MA. When not in the office, you'll likely find Ben hiking, cooking, and talking about Maine to whoever is willing to listen.

Kelly Daniels Bio
Kelly Daniels
Senior Account Manager

Dream Destination: Fiji Marine Conservation with Gapforce

Kelly is from St. Louis but growing up landlocked did not keep her from the ocean! She studied abroad with Semester at Sea and Seamester and has traveled to 30 countries. After 6 years in experiential education, Kelly aims to connect travelers to opportunities abroad.

Kelsey Azoubel Mitchell Bio
Kelsey Azoubel Mitchell
Account Manager

Dream Destination: West Africa Between Dakar and Accra

Kelsey is half Brazilian, half British and grew up in Ecuador. She has also lived in Chile and Spain. In a former life she was private investigator but decided travel was more her speed. In her free time Kelsey enjoys being eco-conscious and hanging with her cats, Lentil & Jack.

Tracy Kuhle Bio
Tracy Kuhle
Partnership Development Associate

Dream Destination: Volunteer to Improve Access to Education & Trek National Parks

Tracy is a Midwesterner and former college tennis player. After studying (and eating croquetas) in Burgos, Spain for 4 months, she returned to teach English in Madrid. She’s visited 16 countries in the last 2 years but her list of places to visit only keeps growing!

Alexandra Josfan Bio
Alexandra Josfan
Associate Account Manager

Dream Destination: GIVE Nepal Volunteer Excursion in the Himalayas

Born to the mountains of Colorado, Alexandra has long nurtured a passion for adventure. Infatuated by language and culture, she studied in Colombia for one month and in France and Spain with USAC for two years. She continues to seek out meaningful travel experiences.

Jason Borum Bio
Jason Borum
Director of Growth Marketing

Dream Destination: Kilimanjaro Marangu Route - 8 Days

Jason grew up in the Bay Area, studied economics in Norway, attended grad school in Sweden, and considers the Pacific Northwest the perfect home base. He enjoys dry humor, wet weather, baked goods, and riding bikes long distances in remote locations.

Jessica Beatty Bio
Jessica Beatty
Community Manager

Dream Destination: Women's Empowerment: Volunteer Internships in Lima, Peru

A SoCal native, Jessica is passionate about collecting unique experiences. She has haggled over rugs in Morocco, foraged for medicinal plants in Belize, taught English in Germany, Japan, and Spain, and pet dogs in each of the 26 countries she has visited.

Vita Zakhu Bio
Vita Zakhu
Managing Editor

Dream Destination: Ultimate Patagonia - 16 Days in Chile and Argentina

Having been born in Ukraine and grown up in the Bay Area, Vita’s multicultural upbringing inspired her to study abroad in Florence, Italy, with AIFS in college. Since graduating with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, she’s visited over 20 countries, six continents, and has spent several years living in Brisbane, Australia.

Tucker Hutchinson Bio
Tucker Hutchinson
Co-Founder & Advisor

Dream Destination: Eco-Lodge / Ranch & Conservation Project

Tucker is a Sonoma native, Hamilton alum, and proud co-founder of Go Overseas. His passions include cheese, running, and... traveling. Tucker has taught abroad at Avalon English in South Korea through Reach to Teach and volunteered with Seeds of Learning in El Salvador.

Go Overseas Team Surfing
Go Overseas Team Retreat in Tahoe
Go Overseas Team at the top of Half-Dome

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