I am super excited to embark on this new journey with you all to the beautiful land of Riobamba, Ecuador! As many of us are new to Global Glimpse travels, my hope is that we all attend this trip with open hearts, minds and good spirits, as we immerse ourselves in this new way of living. I don’t know about you all, but as a first-time GGL traveler, I simply cannot wait!

I guess I should introduce myself!

Hello to all readers far and wide! My name is Eileen Young and I am a High School Special Educator in San Francisco, Ca! I am a San Francisco Native, who loves all things education and travel! I have a Masters in Special Education, I am going into my 5th year of teaching! I teach 12th grade English, American Democracy and Economics. I find teaching fascinating, as it is an opportunity to see the beautiful minds and perspectives of young people! In addition to teaching, I am the Advisor for the Black Student Union and a credit recovery educator! Although it can be stressful with the new way we are challenged to live, I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee what I do!

When I am not teaching, I enjoy family time, crafting on Etsy, and of course TRAVEL!!!!! One of the main reasons I joined the Global Glimpse team as a GGL is because I would be doing two things that I love the most, well other than family :)!!! Education and Travel! Ecuador will be my 14th country, since my travel journey began in 2015/16. I am excited to learn about the culture, language, and yummy foods! But I am also excited to see you all flourish as young travelers! I am forever grateful for this opportunity Global Glimpse has bestowed on us!

If you are traveling with me on June 5th, feel free to connect with my partner in Travel Allison and I to share what you are MOST excited about!

See you Soon!

Eileen- GGL