North American Personnel
Projects Abroad Inc., which has offices in New York City and Toronto, is responsible for helping Americans and Canadians pick out the projects that might suit them. They also help spread the word about our projects by managing contacts with high schools, universities, student groups and gap year advisors. Come meet us in person or contact us with any questions.
Head of Global Recruitment
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Education: B.A. in Philosophy, Princeton University, M.S. in Business in Administration, New York University
Favorite travel experience: Crossing a glacier in Patagonia
Projects Abroad countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Cambodia, China, India, Italy, Jamaica, Ghana, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Director for Canada
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Education: B.A. in Business Administration, Schulich School of Business
Favorite travel experience: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and making it in time to see the sunrise from the top of the mountain.
Projects Abroad countries visited: Bolivia, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Ghana, India, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam
Deputy Director for USA
Hometown: Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, USA
Education: B.A in History and Expository Writing, Skidmore College; M.A. in Irish and Irish-American Studies, New York University
Favorite travel experience: Watching the Thai countryside slowly pass by and making new friends on the 17-hour train ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Projects Abroad countries visited: Belize, Botswana, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, South Africa, Thailand.
Hometown: Rabat, Morocco
Education: B.A. & M.A. Communications and Marketing, Institute for Leadership and Communication Studies
Favorite travel experience: Teaching locals about environmental issues and how to prevent them in Senegal
Projects Abroad countries visited: Mexico, Morocco, Senegal
Hometown: Tampere, Finland
Education: B.A. in French Studies, Concordia University; M.A in French Studies (Translation and Linguistics), York University
Favorite travel experience: Learning about traditional African folktales around a beach bonfire in Ghana
Projects Abroad countries visited: Costa Rica, Ghana, Mexico, Morocco
Hometown: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Education: B.A. in Translation and Linguistics, University of San Simon
Favorite travel experience: Visiting the “end of the world” in Patagonia, Argentina- especially canoeing and ice trekking while I was there.
Projects Abroad countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Ghana, and Mexico
Hometown: Born in Belgium from a Belgian father & Rwandan mother, grew up in West Africa
Education: B.A. Political Science, Universite du Quebec
Favorite travel experience: Traveling in the Caribbean and South America
Projects Abroad countries visited: Italy, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Togo
Hometown: Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Education: B.S. in Communication & M.A. in Marketing, Monterrey Institute of Technology
Favorite travel experience: Road tripping through Spain with my family
Projects Abroad countries visited: China, Italy, Mexico