Health & Wellness Manager
BA in Theology and Spanish
Whitworth University (WA, USA)
Travis was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He attended college at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, where he got his first taste of the impacts of study abroad. He traveled in a cohort for a semester throughout the five countries of Central America, studying economics, history, biology and language. After graduating in 2008, he pursued various jobs in Latin America to further his interest in the region.
Travis is passionate about students’ exposure to the opportunities and challenges Costa Rica is addressing as it continues to grow as a player in the global economy, while trying to maintain its role as a leader in sustainability.
In addition, Travis is thrilled to provide students with experiences to learn about Costa Rican culture and the Spanish language. He hopes that students’ time at SFS in Costa Rica is full of fulfilling challenges and expands their understanding of different values, opinions, and belief systems. He hopes that students ultimately come away with valuable experiences and enhanced skills to be future contributors to a more equitable society in an increasingly global economy.
Lastly, Travis is focused on creating a safe and inclusive space for students as they navigate encountering new critters, windy mountain passes, and culture while in Costa Rica.
In his free time, you can find Travis cycling the mountains of Costa Rica, enjoying any and all types of food, and exploring the country with his family.