Meet Jeannie: Writer for The Volunteer Traveler
It’s time to meet another Discover Corps team member! Today, we’re introducing you to Jeannie Mark, who works for us a writer on this very blog.
You may have hear of her travel blog Nomadic Chick before — if you haven’t, be sure to check it out!
What got you into traveling? Is there a specific moment or experience you can point to?
Fear of regret! I was sitting in a cubicle, another day in a sealed office and realized this was not the legacy I wanted to leave. From then on, I started planning my round-the-world trip.
How long have you been working with Discover Corps? What does your role entail?
I just came on as a contributor in December 2014 and my role is to write about relevant topics in volunteering and living a purposeful life, hopefully inspiring others to take a chance on these kinds of amazing experiences.
Why are you passionate about DC’s mission?
My deep belief is that travel and exposure to other cultures is the key to a prosperous world. Acting as ambassadors for our own countries and learning about other countries breeds connection, understanding, and tolerance. That makes for a world that’s unstoppable!
[bctt tweet=”#Travel breeds connection + understanding, says @nomadicchick:”]
Have you volunteered abroad before? What was your experience like?
Definitely! I was lucky enough to spend three months at a home for children in India, near Mumbai. Very eye-opening, teaching me to respect and not judge another culture’s ways, but to simply learn and support where I could.
[bctt tweet=”#Volunteering abroad? Learn + support where you can, says @nomadicchick:”]
Thanks to Jeannie for sharing her story with us. If you have any questions for her, please leave them in the comments!