The Voyage to the South Pacific 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 Voyage to the South Pacific from July 10-July 31, 2019.

PTP Leadership Team

Meet The Leaders

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Jessica H.

Jessica is from Chicago, IL and has a BA from Illinois State University. She always knew she wanted to be a teacher and she loves designing engaging interactive experiences for her students to develop a passion for learning. At her school, she is the Technology Leader and received two grants to incorporate 3D printing and Virtual Reality experiences in her classroom. Jessica’s first international experience was studying abroad in Florence, Italy and this is where she realized the power of travel. She has led two People to People programs to Europe and loves helping students experience and understand so many cultures, historical events, and helping them to overcome any personal challenges! Jessica s currently working to become a National Geographic Certified Educator. Apart from school, she enjoys being active outside, watching the Chicago Cubs, and spending time with friends and family.

“This year, I am really looking forward to discovering a new part of the world and the many experiences and memories our group will make together!”

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Ashley G.

Ashley is from Bellmore, NY and has a BS in Childhood Education from The State University of New York at Cortland and a Masters of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12) from Hofstra University. She is currently teaching High School English as a Second Language (ESL) to International Students from China, South Korea, Spain, Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand, grades 9-12, at a private school on Long Island, NY. Ashley also coaches Junior Varsity Soccer in the Fall, and Varsity Badminton in the Spring. Ashley also runs after school review classes for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test, to help students attend Universities in the United States after High School. As a sophomore in college, Ashley studied abroad at the University of Ghana, West Africa. From there she volunteered in Oahu, Hawaii, with thirteen other teenagers from the United States and later taught English at an orphanage in San Jose, Costa Rica. She has also travelled to Cyprus, Israel, The Netherlands, Belgium, Central America, and all through the Caribbean. Ashley loves going to the beach and staying active through working out, bike riding, and going for runs. She loves all music and movies, and have a passion for learning new languages.

“I am most looking forward to getting to know all of the amazing students that will be on the Voyage to the South Pacific program. Furthermore, I am truly looking forward to the amazing views that will be seen, exploring new places, as well as learning to surf!”