Welcome to the GoBeyond Costa Rica, Session 3 trip logs! Below is a little bit about the staff that will be leading this summer. Enjoy!
ANNA CORTEY-MARQUES – Originating from Spain, Anna studied Translation and Interpretation in Barcelona and Germany, where she started her career as a devoted language teacher. Passionate about cultural diversity, she spends every summer promoting positive social interaction through language worldwide. She has extensive experience both guiding students abroad and leading cultural, educational and sports activities. As an adventurer, she is active, happy, in love with the planet and its peoples. She feels absolutely delighted to merge her hobbies with her job, and can’t wait for her next summer with GoBeyond!
EVAN SAWAN – Evan has been traveling the world since the age of 10 and joined ActionQuest as a shipmate for two sessions in the British Virgin Islands and Thailand. After coming back as a Scuba Instructor and staff member, he achieved his Emergency First Responder Instructor and IYT Flotilla Skipper certifications. He has a Bachelors in Marine Affairs with minors in Business Administration and Modern Languages (Spanish and French). Evan guided GoBeyond China in the summer of 2016 and is now excited to be embarking on his journey to Costa Rica.
SHAUN SWARTZ – Shaun’s passions for adventure and exploration were sparked at a young age through frequent camping trips in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and surfing trips in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Through a variety of jobs in the realms of education, marine science, and adventure guiding, Shaun has sought to broaden not only his own horizons but also the horizons of his students through immersive and experiential education. Currently, Shaun aims to inspire environmental awareness, conservation, and stewardship in the marine ecosystem by combining his interests in photography, journalism, and media.