Hometown: Olympia, WA College: Carleton College
Kira currently teaches Spanish and leads backpacking trips at the Alzar School, a semester school with the mission of empowering young leaders.
Kira grew up exploring the outdoors and playing soccer in the rain in Washington State. While at Carleton College in Minnesota, she enjoyed playing club soccer and has since sought out the sport in settings all around the world.
Kira loves to learn and travel, and while at Carleton had the chance to study abroad in Ethiopia and Tanzania, where she studied conservation, women's health, and biodiversity. She also worked for an educational development organization in Ecuador.
Since graduating, Kira has been working around the country and the world in various types of environmental and experiential education. She spent a year working with the School for Field Studies college program in the Amazon jungle of Peru, where she got to play pickup soccer and discover new plants and animals daily, and she has since spent a year in Colorado in a teacher training program. She loves the challenge of traveling with students as they expand their comfort zones, and is looking forward to leading with Woza in South Africa this summer!