Guatemala Expedition 2015
The Guatemalan highlands have been described as the most beautiful and captivating part of the country. This is due to the region's dramatic landscape of volcanic mountains and the remote villages still full of vibrant Mayan culture. The research team organized for this trip spent 8 days hiking across volcanoes and boating across lakes in order to access and document the natural and cultural resources of this remote region. The editing team is currently working towards compiling all of the information gathered in order to develop and publish a regional guide to this area. The team was made up of 11 research assistants from colleges across the U.S., two scientists, and a university faculty member. Topics researched include the natural sciences, cultural history, political science, and economics of the region.
The Research Team
Jen Herdina: Jen works as an Instructor for a Univeristy in Minnesota as well as an Expedition Leader and Academic Director with Global Treks and Adventures. Jen loves immersing herself in other cultures and meeting new people.
Gabe Miller: Gabe has spent over 15 years working as a natural resource manager and specializes in the management of natural resources for indigenous peoples.
Kyle Herdina: Kyle works as the Program Director and Expedition Leader for Global Treks and Adventures. You can always find Kyle on the water kayaking, sailing, or swimming in his free time.