At the end of last quarter we said goodbye to our 5 month PD, Kirk, and sent him on his way back to the states. It was a sad occasion but we are excited to be welcoming two new PDs, Carryn Mills and Torie Barnard, to the Ecuador crew! Here's what they had to say about themselves and what they hope to experience during their time here in Ecuador.
I’m coming to Ecuador from the amazing Pacific Northwest! I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and completed my B.S. in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon in 2008. I love running, cooking, baking, spending time with my much loved friends & family, and doing anything in the outdoors. I’m very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the MPI Ecuador team! I have a great passion for health & wellness education and I can’t wait to begin living and working in Ecuador. I have much to learn from my new community and from my team as well, I am truly excited for the adventures that are ahead!
Arriving in Ecuador during the rainy season was a welcome change for this Southern California native. I have always loved exploring new places and learning about other cultures so I am very excited to be here in Ecuador. I graduated from Hamilton College in 2011 with a double major in Comparative Literature and Studio Art. I enjoy working with and learning from other people. I particularly enjoy learning other languages because I am fascinated by how we communicate. I look forward to teaching English and Children’s Art classes where I will get to explore my interest art and literature. I am passionate about the well being of others and I cannot wait to discover all that this amazing country has to offer!