The Celtic Cultures Leadership Team
Our leaders help bring to life President Eisenhower’s vision of creating a better world through direct exchange among people of different countries and cultures.
We are proud to introduce you to the Leadership Team for Celtic Cultures from July 7-25, 2019.
PTP Leadership Team
Meet The Leaders
Stefanie is from Rochester, NY and has bachelor’s degrees in zoology and anthropology from SUNY Oswego, and a master’s degree in biology and special education from SUNY Oswego. She is an eighth grade living environment and science teacher at East Irondequoit Middle School. Stefanie traveled with People to People as a student and has now been a PTP Delegation Leader for four years. She has traveled with students to Ireland, Wales, England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Monaco, Vatican City, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Poland, Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. She’s also personally traveled to Tanzania, Ghana, Nicaragua, Andorra, Mexico, Canada, and to many of the islands in the Caribbean. She loves hiking in the Adirondacks Mountains and being outdoors.
“I cannot wait to travel with our students! As a former student delegate, I know how my PTP program changed my outlook on the world and gave me the confidence to travel to new places. Now, as a delegation leader, I enjoy watching students learn about the world around them and make friendships that will last a lifetime! I can’t wait for another wonderful summer, filled with incredible memories!”
Barbara is from Byram Twp., NJ. She is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and has a master’s degree from Marygrove College. She is currently a high school art teacher. Barbara has led ten People to People programs but this will be her first time on the Celtic Cultures program. She loves to travel and has traveled throughout the United States – she especially likes visiting our amazing National Parks. In addition to exploring the US, she has been to many countries in Europe and Africa, and throughout the globe, including Costa Rica, Canada, Iceland, the Caribbean, Japan, Peru, Panama, China, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and Korea. The most interesting place she has visited was India. When she’s not planning her next adventure, she enjoys long distance bicycling, camping, kayaking, hiking, skiing, painting and photography.
“I’m so excited to be your Delegation Leader. I have not been to most of the destinations on the Celtic Cultures program so I look forward to a new adventure. It’s always fun to be traveling with my alumni students and to be meeting first time student travelers. The people I meet, the experiences I have and the powerful impact of seeing the world from new perspectives never fails to move me beyond words.”