Cody grew up in southern New Jersey. He came to Washington, DC in 2008 to study International Relations, Latin American Development and Spanish linguistics, and he hopes to one day be a teacher in an international atmosphere (ideally south of the border.) He is passionate about traveling, having taught English in Japan at age 15 and Chile at 20, and backpacking across Europe, South America and a few countries in between. His favorite trip to date has been biking and hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Cody loves kayaking and has had the chance to explore fresh waterways, oceans and bays in New Jersey, Maine, South Carolina and the DC/Maryland area. He is Wilderness First Responder Certified and cannot wait to bring his energy and enthusiasm to Bold Earth for Summer 2012.
What BOLD EARTH means to me?: Bold Earth is an amazing opportunity to put my teaching and travel skills to good use. While this is my first year, I cannot wait to give it my all. Bold Earth offers a chance at changing the lives of young adults in an incredible way, by helping them grow and take on completely foreign challenges.
Favorite Quote: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
What I do when I'm not at BOLD EARTH: I spend my weekdays biking and skating from class to work here in the nation’s capital. When I get the chance, I love taking advantage of all the free museums and things to do here in DC. When the weather's nice you can find me exploring trails, longboarding, and getting to know all that the cityl has to offer.
Education: American University, B.A. International Relations focusing on Latin American Development with a minor in the Spanish Language.