All Team Members

Talia Santos

Talia started working with Global Works in 2018 at the Costa Rica satellite office and then transitioned to leading trips in 2019. She has lead 9 trips in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Spain, and she is now the Puerto Rico Director. Her passion of travel sparked after she went on a gap semester program to East Africa in 2014. Since then she has traveled independently, studied, and worked in various parts of Latin America, East Africa and Europe. She loves to share her passion of the world with students so they can learn more about themselves and community. When she is not traveling, she makes jewelry and art out of real citrus. Yes, lemons, limes, oranges and more! She is so excited to lead the Puerto Rico programs this summer to teach students the importance of community and giving back. 

Where did you grow up?
Chicago, Illinois

Where do you call home now?
The world!

Year started at Global Works?

What’s your favorite part about leading trips?
Sharing my love for travel and the world with my students while connecting and serving communities!

What is something you can’t live without while you are traveling?
My water bottle

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?

Fun fact, special talent, or favorite memory
I make jewelry and art out of real citrus! Yes, oranges, limes, lemons and more!

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to journal and go on hikes

What languages do you speak?
English and 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?
Go in with an open mind and heart

Tell us why you are excited for this year’s trip!
I can’t wait to be working with the community in Puerto Rico!