Hello Glimpsers!

It’s happening soooooooooo soon!!!! We are so excited to meet you guys and learn more about ourselves and the world together! Our program coordinators, Kimberly and Ignacio, and the rest of the in-country team have put together a phenomenal learning experience full of adventure, growing opportunities, and, of course, fun! Let us introduce ourselves…..

I’m Chris Biddix. I am a 10th grade Geometry teacher at Pritzker College Prep on the west side of the city. I am from NC, and went to university in Virginia where I studied Intercultural Studies and Linguistics. Later, I pursued my Masters of Education in TESL. I worked for a couple years for a youth leadership training organization and then taught for 3 years on the Lakota Indian reservation in South Dakota before moving to Chicago last year.  I have been traveling the globe on similar service learning projects as Global Glimpse for the past 12 years which have allowed me to visit more than 14 countries to meet and learn from some amazing communities and cultures! I am so excited for you to have this life transforming experience this summer! In my free time you can find me biking and exploring parks, restaurants, and coffee shops in the city or relaxing at home with my wife and puppy!

I’m Kristen, one of your GG leaders this summer and I’m looking forward to meeting you all in a few weeks!  I have been teaching French for 15 years at Highland Park High School.  I grew up in a Chicago suburb, went to school at UW Madison to study International Relations and French.  Things to know about me:  I inherited the travel bug early from my parents and love experiencing new places, cultures, foods, and languages.  I enjoy playing sports, practicing yoga, being outside, discovering new restaurants with friends, and spending time with my family in Wisconsin. You will find me taking a lot of pictures on our trip so don’t be shy!  I’ll be packing my open mind, my sense of adventure and humor, and I hope you will too!

We will be reaching out and giving you guys a call in the next couple weeks to connect briefly, so please ANSWER YOUR PHONE>It won’t be a text> an ACTUAL PHONE CALL…weird, right?! We just want to give you a few additional details and invite you to a team meet and greet on Saturday, June 3rd from 11-12:30 to just hang out! We will let you know the location in our phone call.


Chris and Kristen