Liz’s journey into global + experiential education began with childhood expeditions to visit family in the melting pot of Honolulu. Here, she was first indirectly exposed to issues of cultural survival, colonialism, and “Westerner’s” exoticism of foreign cultures. Through her love for food and agriculture Liz moved to Italy, where she studied linguistics and worked with the World Wildlife Fund to run summer camps in Le Foreste Casentinesi National Park. She joined Dragons over a decade ago and has worked in many different capacities, from admissions and outreach work to teaching in the field in Morocco, Senegal, India and Guatemala. As Partnerships Programs Director, Liz is enthusiastic about introducing the Dragons approach to cross-cultural + experiential education to a wider audience and interacting with teachers and educators who are equally passionate about the value of global experiential education. Liz is a perinatal and infant massage therapist, food enthusiast and educator, ardent outdoorswoman, and finds meaning in exploring the connections between her pursuits. Most recently, she has been focusing her travels on farm-to-table projects and education. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her 9-year old son, spending most of her time in the kitchen, the mountains, or peering under rocks searching for lizards and bugs.