What is your favorite travel memory?
Traveling allows me to take a break away from my regular routine and provides me an opportunity to be able to reflect on life.
My fondest travel memory is of Costa Rica. The beauty of the country's rainforest, the natural phenomenon of volcanic activities, and the tasty meals from restaurants in San Jose.
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
I have grown to be more professional in the way I present myself. I am open to learning new ways of doing things but the company dynamic has provided the right atmosphere to reinforce and embrace change in a positive way.
What is the best story you've heard from a return student?
Students are amazed by how transformational their experiences are with us. Most returning students claim they have taken many things in life for granted and have now realized how lucky they are to have those opportunities.
If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?
I would head straight to Guatemala as first choice, though there are many that are of interest to me. I am curious about the Mayan civilization. I would like to get close to the ruins!
What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?
My company is unique because it is people centered. The main focus is to make sure we deliver on the satisfaction of the individual needs of our clients.
I am especially proud of my team because everyone in the team endeavors to make sure the company delivers. For example, our driver will go to the kitchen to assist the cook when running behind schedule. The domestic assistant will lead clients on excursions when the program officer is not immediately available.
Every member of the team realizes the importance of succeeding in all areas of the company.
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
I believe the human resource or the people who represent the company can make it successful or unsuccessful. The managerial direction of the team, the motivation of the team and the enthusiasm of the team members, plays a fundamental role in the success of the company.