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Click below to schedule a call with Connor, Emily, Jessie, or Casey—our knowledgable Global Program Advisors if you’re still considering Rustic Pathways programs. This team of travel experts each has years of experience with Rustic Pathways and has worked in a number of operations capacities, from leading programs to running our in-country teams. They love working with students and families to help them identify the perfect programs.

If you’ve already enrolled and have any questions, contact your Personal Travel Advisor. If you don’t know how to get in touch with your PTA, call 800.321.4353.

Connor graduated the University of Minnesota with a triple major in journalism, art history, and cinema studies. He joined Rustic in 2009 and has run more than 60 programs in 15 countries. He also served as the Country Director of our China and India operations. Connor now works with families to find their perfect program around the globe. He is an avid traveler, visiting places from North Korea to Antarctica, and is an internationally ranked pinball player.

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Emily is a Rustic veteran, having led community service and animal conservation programs throughout Australia, Fiji, India, China, Cambodia, and Thailand since 2007. She has a masters degree in education from Salem State University. Originally from New England, Emily has extensive knowledge of our global program operations and she’s an enthusiastic ambassador of volunteer and adventure travel.

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Jessie, after graduating from Pacific University and playing softball in Greece for two years, started with Rustic as a Program Leader in 2008 and later became the director of our programs in Tanzania. With extensive knowledge of our programs and operations, having led programs in ten countries, she now works directly with students and parents to help them identify the perfect program. Jessie has traveled to more than 70 countries and still occasionally ventures from Colorado to lead Rustic Pathways programs around the globe.

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Casey, an Indiana University Indianapolis graduate in Spanish and philosopy, started leading programs at Rustic in 2013. During college, he took a gap year to volunteer as a volcano tour guide and English teacher in Nicaragua. With exceptional bilingual communication and leadership, he has managed summer programs in Costa Rica and our outreach in Europe. As a member of the Rustic’s Gap Year team, he now works with students to help them plan their own gap year experiences.

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