The European Legacy 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 European Legacy from June 24-July 13, 2019.
PTP Leadership Team
Meet The Leaders
Autumn is from Atlanta, GA and for the past 18 years has taught music at a public school outside of Atlanta. She has a Bachelor of Music Education from Berry College and a Masters of Education from Troy State University. When she first traveled overseas to Germany in the 5th grade, just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she officially caught the travel bug! Growing up, her family traveled internationally a great deal, visiting Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand before she finished high school. In college, she completed her student teaching abroad at a British primary school in London. Since 2004, Autumn has been a leader with People to People, and has enjoyed adventures with students in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, The Netherlands, Scotland, and Switzerland.
“‘I’m super excited to finally meet our whole delegation all in one place! Apart from that, I am very much looking forward to another visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, biking in Kinderdijk windmill park and eating some delicious Belgian chocolate and waffles! I’m also crossing my fingers that I’ll finally be able to see the Eiffel Tower sparkling at night!”
Courtney is originally from San Diego, CA but now calls Lexington, SC home. She has her BA in Spanish Language and Culture from National University, M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in English to Speakers of other Language and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with concentration in teaching English as a foreign language. She is the Director of Foreign Languages and International Programs at a full immersion language learning center in SC, teaches high school Spanish and is an E.S.O.L. teacher online. Courtney’s hobbies include language learning, culture, travel, aviation, fitness, humanitarian causes, Toastmasters, reading, creative writing and spending time with her family. Last year, she had the pleasure of traveling to 12 different countries, her favorite countries (so far) are Portugal and Turkey!
“I am looking forward to expanding my perspective by gaining awareness of new customs, traditions and cultures so that I may find ways to implement into my own life those things that really resonate with my soul! Finally, I am looking forward to meeting all of our student delegates and making friends all over the world!
Julie was born and raised in Maryland, but now calls Surprise, Arizona home. She has a BS in Education from Bucknell University and Master’s Degree in Education from Marygrove College. Julie teaches Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies at Rio Salado College. Julie took her first international trip at age 12 and never looked back. She lived in Japan a few years ago, traveled all over the world and really hopes to get to Antarctica soon. She has been leading programs with People to People since 2003 and has traveled with students to Italy, France, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Ireland, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Besides travel, she enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her husband and identical 10 year-old twins.
Crystal lives in Phoenix, AZ and graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in History and Anthropology and earned her Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University. She has been teaching History, Anthropology, and English at both the middle/high school and collegiate levels. Throughout her time in education, she has had a great time drawing her students into their learning and getting them engaged with real experiences. She firmly believes there is no better way to experience real-world learning than by participating in student travel. Crystal traveled with People to People as a student delegate while in high school, and led her first delegation as leader in 2018. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, skiing, yoga, and watching documentaries.
“I loved traveling with People to People as a Student Delegate and now I’m looking forward to leading my second delegation. I’m especially looking forward to re-visiting the Louvre Museum and Versailles on our upcoming trip. I can’t wait to meet you and go on this adventure with you!”