Luke joined AMIGOS for a gap year in Cuenca, Ecuador in 2019. As a student at Tufts University, he chose to join their 1+4 Bridge Year Program, an opportunity for incoming students to gain real-world experience and explore the world before beginning their college classes. Luke spoke with Julia of the Gap Year Radio podcast … Read More
AMIGOS alumni Josie Jensen and Jesús Zamora wrote an article entitled Indigenous Voices Across the Americas, published in the South Seattle Emerald on September 27, 2021. Both Josie and Jesús joined AMIGOS this summer on the La Sierra Project in Ecuador. Josie is from Seattle and Jesús is from Manabí province in Ecuador. Read their … Read More
Female Disruptors: Sara Nathan of Amigos de las Américas On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry (Authority Magazine)
By Jason Hartman In this article for Authority Magazine, writer Jason Hartman interviews AMIGOS President & CEO Sara Nathan. She discusses a turning point in her adolescence that led her on the path of youth leadership and international service, the best advice she’s ever received, and what it’s like for female disruptors in the … Read More
Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Sara Nathan of Amigos de las Américas Is Helping To Change Our World (Authority Magazine)
“Each of us is raised in our social bubble and with varying degrees of exposure to societal challenges — issues related to social justice, inequality, poverty, the environment, climate change, and much more. It is essential for tomorrow’s leaders that they break out of their bubble at a young age to engage with these issues … Read More
By Ben Ari AMIGOS President & CEO Sara Nathan was featured in Thrive Global’s piece about her own career path and building tomorrow’s leaders. Read Sara’s interview here!
Nicole Dettman (’90, ’91, ’93) is the American Academy of PAs Physician Assistant of the Year! Nicole credits her interest in health to her summers spent in Costa Rica, Brazil, and Paraguay with AMIGOS. Through her experiences with AMIGOS, Nicole says she “began to understand why all people need access to quality, compassionate healthcare.” For … Read More
AMIGOS Alumna Shannon Perrone will be heading to Brazil next year as a Fulbright Scholar. She volunteered with AMIGOS in Paraguay in 2015 and went on to translate Portuguese to English for Brazilian media outlets during an internship in 2018. Read the article about Shannon here.
Lindsey Leininger is a public health educator, researcher, and clinical professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Alongside several friends with expertise in public health, she created a Facebook page called Dear Pandemic in order to combat misinformation about the coronavirus. The page has nearly 7,000 followers. Lindsey said she explored her interest in public … Read More
Dr. Sara Cody and her team in Santa Clara County were the first in the U.S. to order a lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Cody volunteered with AMIGOS in Mexico in 1981. She shared with us that the difficult decision to order a county-wide lockdown was an extremely collaborative process and she … Read More