Hello my fellow Ecuadorian travelers! My name is Pam Johnson and I will be one of your GG leaders on our amazing trip to Riobamba starting July 3rd! Ecuador has been on my bucket list for years and I am so very excited about this trip and meeting all of you. First, a little about me, I grew up near Chicago and attended the University of Illinois. While at U of I, I studied abroad and caught the travel bug! After finishing university, I moved to England and taught science in a small town north of London for 4 years. While there, I traveled a lot of Europe. I’ve loved everywhere I’ve been but my favorites are Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, Marrakesh, Dusseldorf, Havana, Sydney and Matagalpa (on my previous Global Glimpse trip!).

My husband and me in New York.

I moved back to Chicago with my husband in 2012 where we live in Wicker Park with our little terrier, Luke and big pittie, Rusty. I love trying new food, nerd-ing out to all things science, hanging out with my two-year-old nephew and helping to foster rescue animals. In my decade in education, I have taken students backpacking in the mountains of Poland, sightseeing in Paris, on a cultural excursion to Madrid, a service learning trip in Costa Rica and a Global Glimpse trip to Nicaragua. I have seen firsthand the truly transformation experience that can happen when students travel abroad and can’t wait to experience Ecuador with you!