All Team Members

Desiree Haney-Brown

Dee been traveling full time for a year now as a solo traveler. She’s worked with youth and young adults for the last 7 years as a teacher, camp leader, and mentor. She’s gained experiences while traveling such as leading different projects with rescue horses, llamas, and goats on farms or about different kinds of agriculture methods. Dee loves leading trips because she gets to positively impact others’ lives even if it’s in the smallest of ways to become the best version of themselves. Engaging and learning from others life experiences and being able to positively influence one another is one major reason Dee is excited about this summers groups. Dee believes leading trips and guiding young adults to learn more about themselves and the world around them not only benefits them, but also teaches them to become more patient and understanding with others because no matter how perfect someone’s life may seem, it doesn’t mean they can’t grow from a situation.

Where did you grow up?
New York and Florida

Where do you call home now?
Puerto Rico and Florida
Year started at Global Works?

What’s your favorite memory from a trip you have taken?
My favorite memory from a trip that I’ve been on is when I went hiking in El Yunque National Rainforest and then went to a waterfall.
What’s something you can’t live without while you are traveling?
My music, tea, and my stuffed bear from my partner are all things that I can’t live without because they bring me comfort and peace.
Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
It’s a close tie between Luquillo, Puerto Rico and Kerville, Texas for completely different reasons.
Fun fact, special talent, or favorite memory
I was in choir for 9 years!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love reading, singing, dancing, yoga, and running
What languages do you speak?
English & Spanish
If you had to give one piece of advice or words of encouragement to someone on their first travel experience, what would it be?
You can’t have stories to tell without taking the first step to experience them. When you have a difficult time while traveling, it comes out later as a good lesson and story to tell others.