Hello Parents, Family, and Friends,

My name is Allen Chan. I am the second Global Glimpse Leader traveling with your children to the Dominican Republic. I have had the opportunity to meet everyone traveling. However, for those who are not traveling with us, here is a bit about me:

I am a bay area native. My hometown is Union City, CA. I currently teach US History and World Studies at James Logan High School. Before teaching at Logan, I was a student at UC San Diego in 2014. I majored in Urban Studies and Planning with a minor in Economics. I received my teaching credential at CSU East Bay in 2017. In addition to teaching, I coach high school wrestling.

I joined Global Glimpse because I enjoy working with youth and have a passion for traveling. I have worked with youth as a teacher, but also as a Boy Scouts of America leader and a camp counselor for the City of Union City. The combination of the experiences I gained in these roles is what inspired me to come to the Dominican Republic with your kids. Also, I have traveled to many parts of the world including Thailand and Panama. The joy and curiosity I gained while traveling is something I hope your students will experience in the Dominican Republic.

I am excited to be on this trip with the group of students that we have. The health and safety of the group is my top priority. I believe the leadership skills, global awareness, and service education they will gain is something they will never forget.

See you all soon!

Allen Chan 🙂