Our Team in Tanzania


Patrick Ziemnik

Tanzania Country Director

Patrick began his career in experiential education as a Harvard student, managing the University’s First-Year Outdoor Program. After graduating with high honors from the Social Studies Department, Patrick continued his passion for social enterprise as an AmeriCorps volunteer. He now brings his strong leadership skills, love of the outdoors, hearty laugh, and experience as Mongolia Country Director to our operations in Tanzania. Patrick’s immense dedication to community partnerships and passion for creating meaningful student experiences continue to shine through in our Tanzania operations.


Jackson Paul

Tanzania Program Leader

Hailing from Karatu in northern Tanzania, Jackson is an invaluable member to our Tanzania team. Always full of energy and entertaining our students with his jokes and stories, Jackson instantly becomes a favorite on our programs. Having a wealth of knowledge about the region, Jackson is constantly looking for ways to innovate and tweak our programs to improve the experience for our students and the communities in which we operate. His enthusiasm for sharing his culture with our students make our programs in Tanzania that much more impactful.

Tusajigwe Mwambipile

Tanzania Program Leader

Leading Serengeti to Zanzaibar and Njoro Village Service Immersion

Originally from Dar es Salaam, Tusa attended primary and high school in Kampala, Uganda. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Dar es Salaam, and now lives in Arusha. Tusa joined Rustic in 2016 seeking new challenges, friends, experiences, and, above all, fun! She loves to exchange ideas, share insights into her country and all it has to offer, and learn about the world through Rustic’s students.