Emily grew up in Morro Bay, California loving all things outdoors: camping, hiking, walking on the beach, yoga, and surf trips with her family to Mexico and Central America. She graduated with her BA in Child Development and was a preschool teacher for five years. Some of her favorite travel memories include living in Fiji with a missionary family, backpacking through Vietnam and Thailand, working hospitality and camping in Australia, teaching English and getting scuba certified in Indonesia and working last summer’s TFT service and adventure trips to Fiji, Costs Rica, and Hawaii. Many of her travel and service trips have taught her the importance of experiencing new cultures and seeing how other people live around the world. She is excited to share this passion with teens because travel has so positively impacted her own outlook on life!