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Ep 56 | Deesha Dyer: From the White House to Empowering Black Girls to Travel

I talk with Deesha Dyer, former White House Social Secretary and co-founder of, which empowers Black teen girls through global education and travel. She is also the Founder and CEO of Hook & Fasten, a social impact agency that builds transformational partnerships between communities and corporations. Deesha shares what sparked her love of travel, how she ended up in the White House, and her experiences traveling with the Obamas. She also talks about, how she’s navigating the pandemic, and her important social impact work. Read More…

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Ep 49 | Liz Warner: Travel & Fundraising via International Marathons

I talk with Liz Warner, an inspiring woman who combined her love of travel with helping others. In early 2019, Liz launched Run to Reach, an 18-month fundraising campaign based on running 30 marathons in 30 countries before turning 30. Her goal was to raise money to support local women-empowerment organizations in each country. We talked only a few days after she successfully completed her project. Liz shares what sparked her love of travel, why she started running, and what inspired her to create Run to Reach. She also shares some challenges, and how this unique experience has changed her. Read More…

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Ep 7 | Jessica Hansen: Doing Good through Social Impact Travel

I interview Jessica Hansen, Global Engagement Manager for Kiva and a lifelong traveler who is deeply committed to doing good in the world. She talks about what to look for when seeking to do good while traveling, what are red flags, and which organizations are doing incredible work in regards to social impact travel. She also shares some of her own personal travel journeys, and what led her to embark on a life of international service. Read More…