The Team Behind Go Overseas

MITCH GORDON
CEO & Co-Founder
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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. He's happy to chat big ideas, entrepreneurship, politics or philosophy with anyone!

Mitch previously taught English in Taiwan and considers it a 2nd home. He's been to 40+ countries and counting and believes passionately that meaningful travel & cultural exchange > cruises and beach vacations (take a trip not a vacation!).

ANDREW DUNKLE
CTO & Co-Founder
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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.

TUCKER HUTCHINSON
COO & Co-Founder
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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.

ANNA MORRIS
Account Manager
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Anna has California roots but grew up in the Midwest. When not at her desk, you'll find Anna on a weekend roadtrip, a scenic hike or eating where Yelp tells her to.

Anna lived & studied in a castle in England, completed a maymester in South Africa and worked as a study abroad advisor at St. Cloud State University. So far during her time at Go Overseas, Anna has spent time with Connect-123, Global Experiences and The Intern Group in Spain.

MAYA TOBIAS
VP of Marketing and Growth
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Maya is a foodie, backpacker and entrepreneur hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. She studied abroad in Santiago, Chile, worked as a camp counselor in Marbella, Spain, taught English to Sudanese refugees in Israel, and wrote a food blog while living in Hong Kong. After many stints abroad, she’s now settled in a little yellow house in Berkeley, CA.

JOANNA LAFRANCESCA
Partner Success Manager
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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.

LAUREN TANG
UX/UI Designer
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Integrative biology major Lauren keeps the Go Overseas site beautiful, and the Go Overseas team well fed (Best Baker Award 2016). When she's not making the website more delightful, you can find her sipping boba or jamming out to mashups at Soul Cycle.

Lauren studied abroad in Rome with UC Berkeley visiting almost a dozen different countries while in Europe. She also volunteered abroad in an elephant village through GVI Chiang Mai.

VALERIE STIMAC
Marketing and Content Manager
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Valerie is a Seattle-based travel writer and editor who spent most of the last year slow traveling through Europe. She studied abroad during graduate school, and has since continued to make regular international trips.

LOGAN ESENTHER
Full Stack Developer
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Logan was born and raised in the Chicago-burbs and came out west to study Engineering at UC Berkeley. While studying abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico, he (accidentally) invented both the taco and the burrito [citation needed]. When he's not thocking away on his mechanical keyboard, he's likely wandering through forests, climbing mountains, or soaking in natural hot springs.

MALLORY MEISER
Business Development Manager
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Southern Marylander gone rouge, Mallory moved to Berkeley via London after a stint in Washington DC. She is an avid ultimate frisbee player and wanna be foodie.

Mallory has volunteered abroad with IVHQ and GVI, worked for Global Experiences, studied abroad at Goldsmiths University and spent time with Maximo Nivel, Jakera, Tico Lingo and Intercultura.

JENNY DEWITT
Partner Success Associate
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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 loves to adventure and continuously lives outside her comfort zone. She's an amateur photographer and lover of all things travel.

MICHAELA MCGEE
Associate Account Manager
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Michaela is an East Coaster who ventured West and became enthralled by the Bay Area. Her experience in cross country travel and time spent in Israel convinced her she wanted more and is thrilled to have found a way to combine this interest with work. Outside of the office you can find Michaela camping, hiking, showcasing her lack of coordination on the soccer field, or trying master her newest interest – slacklining.

Go Overseas' Columnists

ELAINA GIOLANDO

A former NYC management consultant turned legal nomad, Elaina Giolando writes about the intersection of career, life, and travel for today's 20-somethings. She currently works as an international project manager and has traveled to over 50 countries and 6 continents for both work and play.

Blog: Life Before 30
Twitter: @_LifeBefore30

LAUREN SALISBURY

A California native, Lauren Salisbury has found the best way to get to know a region of the world is to live there, and with that in mind has worked in four countries, including the United States, Australia, Spain and Costa Rica.

Blog: Something In Her Ramblings

NATALIE SOUTHWICK
Volunteer Abroad | Latin America

Natalie has made appearances in 16 different countries to date. Her favorite is definitely Colombia, where she spent 3.5 years ogling mountains on a daily basis, eating an overwhelming amount of arepas and working with human rights organizations.

Twitter: @nsouthwick

RICHELLE GAMLAM

Traveler, blogger and serial expat, Richelle has been living and working in China for the last four years. From high school English teacher to college admissions consultant, Richelle has tried her hand at many different jobs in China. For more of Richelle's crazy misadventures, check out her blog.

Blog: Adventures Around Asia

NATASHA AMAR

Natasha is a Dubai-based travel writer and photographer who likes to explore the world in cultures, cuisines, and hiking trails and write about it all on her blog.

Blog: The Boho Chica

OLIVIA CHRISTINE PEREZ

Olivia Christine Perez is a travel writer, photography enthusiast, and backpacking guru. With over 30 countries under her belt, she has received top accolades for her blog, including being named one of Huffington Post's 10 Inspirational Bloggers to Follow Now.

Blog: O Christine