OUR TEAM

Is dedicated to delivering transformative educational programs that foster global pluralism, collaborative leadership and environmental care that help students and teachers become fully engaged citizens of the world.

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DIEGO DURAN-MEDINA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Diego comes to GYLI after serving 6 years as the Director of Service Learning at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, FL, where he also co-founded the Center for Service Learning Leadership (CSLL). He has also worked as a national consultant with LeadServe Consulting, helping schools develop service-learning curricula and programming in global education. He is guided by the principles of reciprocal service relationships, deep reflection and helping young people find purpose.

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ERIN ENGLISH

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Erin has 20 years of experience in independent school education, working to push students out of their comfort zones.  She is guided by the principle that deep learning occurs when we are vulnerable, engaged in our work, and open to critical conversations.

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INGRID VALDEZ SUAREZ

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Originally from Mexico, Ingrid Valdez came to the United States looking for more adventure and experiences in her life. During her time at GYLI, she has coordinated multiple programs in New Mexico and Costa Rica, as well as co-led many school based workshops at public and private schools.

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ROXANNE KRUGER

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Roxanne has taught in both private and public schools in Milwaukee, DC, Mexico, and Honduras. She has traveled throughout Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

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