Teresa Soriano Mascarós
Teresa has a multidisciplinary background based in Classical Music teaching, industrial design, and a master’s degree in Cooperation for Development which led her to carry out an international cooperation project in rural India. That was her main inspiration to redirect her career into more sustainable community projects. Teresa found that experiential learning is the formula to unify education and work with local communities and it is the way to get to know new cultures. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, climbing like a lizard, and playing futsal. Teresa also plays oboe in the local symphonic band.
Where did you grow up?
Siete Aguas, my small village in Valencia (Spain).
Where do you call home now?
Year started at Global Works?
What’s your favorite part about leading trips?
Mutual learning. The giving and receiving. Learn every day about the culture and the people with whom I share the program.
What’s something you can’t live without while you are traveling?
A good book and comfortable sneakers
Tell us about a favorite memory from a trip you have taken
A very funny memory was trying to shoot comical videos with my “Indian father” in his local language during the lockdown in India. It took me quite a while to memorize the phrases in that language but in the end, he was always the one who was wrong in every take and couldn’t stop laughing.
Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
India!! My favorite place there is Rishikesh. I find peace there.
Fun fact, special talent, or favorite memory
I make the best beetroot brownies you ever tried!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy hiking, climbing, playing futsal, playing the oboe, and traveling in my van to wake up in a place with beautiful views.
What languages do you speak?
Spanish, Catalan, Italian, English and a little Kannada.
If you had to give one piece of advice or words of encouragement to someone on their first travel experience, what would it be?
Relax. Try to disconnect to connect with yourself and be open-minded to enjoy this new experience. For sure you will have fun and you will see the world from another perspective.