Please take a moment to read a bit about your GGLs below.

GGL: LaTasha Monique! (w/ braids!)

Hi Global Glimpsers! I am super excited to embark on this journey with you and can’t wait to meet up at the airport. While this is my first trip to the Dominican Republic, I am no stranger to the Caribbean as I have traveled to Jamaica, St. Lucia, and Turks and Caicos. Some of my hobbies include service work, writing, traveling, and relaxing. On the weekends you can find me at a local brunch spot, hanging with friends, or relaxing somewhere envisioning my next vacation. I am a Bay Area native, and currently live and work in Oakland, California. One thing I am most excited about our upcoming trip is learning through the eyes of the local community and applying that knowledge alongside you all in service-learning projects. A challenge I am eager to face is trying new foods as a non-meat eater and communicating through the language barrier. My biggest hope for me and the entire GG team is that we can bond and grow through our everyday experiences on this trip. See ya soon. One of your GGLs, LaTasha Monique!

GGL:  Lexie Jones! (w/ blonde hair!)

HOLA!! (I am terrible at Spanish, but I thought I’d start off with a greeting!) 8 years ago, I made a promise to myself as an alumnus and an ambassador of Global Glimpse that I would one day lead a trip of my own! Here I am… 2(ish) weeks out geeking out that I finally get to live out that promise. I am so excited to take on this journey with you all this summer. Although this is my first time going to the Republica Dominicana, I have traveled ONCE to Matagalpa, Nicaragua when I was an aspiring senior! I love to read, sing, listen to all types of music, write, eat, and star gaze. Normally, my weekends consist of jamming to music, reading, or binging on a streaming service (I know very boring, but I promise you I’m cool – the class of 2022 said I am!). As a Bay Area native, I live in Hayward, California. I’m most excited to experience the food and music of the Dominican Republic, mind you, I can’t dance but I put all my efforts in! Overall, I hope that we all can get to know one another and explore all that the DR has to offer!! I can’t wait to meet all of you in person! Your other GGL, Lexie Jones!