The Discover Corps team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, but they all share a passion for world cultures — and a belief that responsible, sustainable travel can make the world a better place.
Andrew Motiwalla, Founder & Director
Andrew served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central America. His overseas volunteer experience ignited a passion to share that experience with others, and he became vice president at a non-profit international volunteer organization. There he set up volunteer operations in 10 countries around the world. Taking this passion for helping connect people of different cultures, he founded Terra Education, from which Discover Corps was later born.
Alex discovered his passion for travel while studying Global & International Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara when he studied in Bangkok, Thailand. After graduation, he spent two years in Poland and Germany completing his MA in Global Studies. Since then, Alex has volunteered abroad and traveled extensively across the world. Alex is also responsible for developing Discover Corps itineraries, which means he has traveled on every single Discover Corps trip!
Judy Calkins, Controller
A California native, Judy earned her degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. She has held several leadership positions in hospitality and was the general manager of national hotels in San Diego. Today, Judy handles the finances of Discover Corps as well as Discover Corps’ sister company and service-learning leg of the business, Global Leadership Adventures. Judy also loves to travel; she has volunteered abroad in Peru and Belize.
Angela Bailey, Travel Specialist
Angela was born and raised in a small fishing town in Alaska and attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage where she received a degree in International Studies. She has a passion for travel and has explored various countries throughout Central America and Southeast Asia, volunteering in community based projects in Thailand and El Salvador. With Discover Corps, Angela has visited South Africa, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
Interested in joining our team? Check out our available positions.