We can’t believe the time is almost here. We would like to express how excited we are to meet all of you this summer. We, your Program Coordinators, have spent the last months in Riobamba planning a dynamic 14-day itinerary. We have made so many amazing connections with the people and organizations here and we are ready to show you what “Ciudad de las Primicias” is all about!
So, I am sure you are wondering: who are we?
My name is Annie Lockmiller. I am a California native, and studied Sociology and School Counseling. Global Glimpse is an ideal program for me because it combines two of my professional passions: travel and education. I was a Global Glimpse trip leader back in 2019 for a delegation to the Dominican Republic, which was an incredible and life-changing experience! At the beginning of 2022, I embarked on a journey of living and volunteering in several Latin American countries including Colombia and Guatemala. During this time I worked on improving my Spanish and developing relationships with new people and communities.
In addition to education and travel, I have a passion for music-related art forms such as singing, dancing, and some basic guitar skills. I love exploring how artistic expression can tie to complex themes of human existence.
Paco Romero here! I am a graphic designer who really enjoys photography, 3D art and many other expressions of art (music, illustration). For more than 7 years I have been teaching English in private institutions and universities in the city of Riobamba. Aside from that, I worked with KOICA, a Korean agency as an interpreter.
I worked with Global Glimpse in 2018, 2019, 2022. In 2020 I left for Malta to study English and finally achieved one of my most yearned for dreams, to live in Europe. Sadly because of the pandemic I could not stay for the time I wanted. In 2021, I started a master’s degree in teaching English as a foreign language and now, I find myself excited to be back with Global Glimpse in Ecuador doing a job that I really enjoy! Can’t wait to see you here in my country!
So Glimpsers, now that you know who we are, it’s only fair that we get to meet you. LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!. We hope this experience will challenge you, excite you, and moreover that it inspires you to make changes in your community and the world. See you in Riobamba!
Annie and Paco
Paco! What’s happening? I had a great time with you, Jonathan, and the rest of the Glimpsers back in 2019. Have an awesome summer with the new students (you too, Annie)!