Hi Glimpsers and Families,

My name is Tess Hinchman and I’m one of your GG leaders this summer. I am so excited to meet you all and embark on this adventure together. During the school year, I am a Special Education Teacher at Williamsburg Prep. This is my first year leading a GG trip and I could not be more excited about what this summer has in store for us!

I joined GG this year because travel has changed my own life. So far, I have traveled to nineteen countries including Vietnam, Colombia, and Austria. I have also lived in both Madrid, Spain and Valparaíso, Chile. The people and places I’ve meet while traveling have left an indelible mark on me. I have never been to the DR before so I can’t wait to experience this new place with all of you.

When I’m not teaching or traveling, I love to run, annoy my cat, and try new recipes. I’m passionate about snacks and will be trying all the Dominican snacks I can get my hands on. I also love music and games. Don’t worry- I’ll bring the speaker and the Uno cards.

Please feel free to reach out to me or my travel partner Dan Shefer if you have any questions or concerns before our trip or just want to share what you’re most excited about. We can’t wait to meet you!

See you in Newark!

Tess, GGL