Costa Rica Staff

Joanna Johnson
Costa RicaDartmouth

Joanna, who was born and raised in the Midwest, studied earth and environmental science at University of Illinois in Chicago and worked with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, doing conservation work, community outreach and environmental education programs. While studying tropical ecology in Costa Rica, she became determined to learn Spanish and travel, which led her to teaching math and science at a bilingual school in Honduras.

Joshua Frye
Costa Rica

Josh holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Humboldt State University where he teaches a wide array of courses in the communication curriculum including public speaking, persuasion theory, creating communication campaigns, communication and social advocacy, argumentation, environmental communication, and rhetorical theory.

Paula Romo
BrooklynCosta Rica

Paula has undergraduate degrees in Human Development for Sustainability, emergency medicine, and photography. She has worked as a consultant, researcher, designer, and educator specializing in the implementation of holistic ecological projects. Paula has field experience working with communities in Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Chile where she has had the opportunity to collaborate with… Read More