All Team Members

Lola Rodden

Where did you grow up?
Rural Iowa and suburban Atlanta

Where do you call home now?

Year started at Global Works?

What’s your favorite part about leading trips?
Evening game time with GW students

What’s something you can’t live without while you are traveling?
A thoughtfully stocked first-aid kit

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
Uf! Tough question! They are all great for different reasons! Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile: where the beauty (and my knees!) made me cry!

Special talent?

I’ve never lost a handstand competition

What do you like to do in your free time?
Piddle in my backyard with my goats, chickens, and vegetable garden until after sunset.

What languages do you speak?
Spanish & English

If you had to give one piece of advice or words of encouragement to someone on their first travel experience, what would it be?
From Anthony Bordain: “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts. But that’s okay. The journey changes you. It should change you.”

Tell us why you are excited for your next trip with GW!

I’m looking forward to spending time with Costa Ricans, the friendliest people in the world.