Globalteer Staff in Cusco, Peru
Nelida, Picaflor House ManagerNelida served as Picaflor House Manager from the beginning of the project to early 2012, and started back again in that position in January 2013. Nelida studied education at university, specializing in language and literature, and in addition to all of her wonderful accomplishments with Picaflor House, she has been a Spanish teacher in Cusco.
As well as taking care of the day-to-day running of Picaflor House Community Project, Nelida also teaches classes in Spanish, art and English, assists the children with their homework, and helps us with the garden. She enjoys listening to music, reading, going for walks, and travelling.
Diane Patterson, Project Manager, South AmericaDiane is American and started with Globalteer in November 2012 as the Project Manager for South America. She decided to make the move to Cusco in November 2011, after spending four months earlier in the year traveling and volunteering in Peru. She has a background in international development, having worked at refugee resettlement and global women's rights organizations. As well as managing and developing Picaflor House, Diane’s responsibilities include Globalteer’s other partner projects in Peru and in Colombia. Her role is to manage Globalteer’s connection with these projects, and to fundraise for and publicize Globalteer’s work in South America. Diane loves living in the Andes because it's a great place for hiking, photography, and perfecting her Spanish.
Johan Chappi, TeacherJohan is our part-time teacher, who works afternoons at Picaflor House, teaching our children Spanish, maths, music and traditional Peruvian dancing, and assisting them with their homework. Johan is a qualified teacher, though he is now studying engineering part time at university.
Eliza, Development Manager, South AmericaEliza is from the United States and began working with Globalteer in January 2013. She first came to Peru during college and fell in love with the country, people and culture while studying traditional textiles in the Cusco region, and has spent significant time in the country since then.
Her background is in international development and anthropology and she has spent time in both Central and South America working on development projects. She is excited to be back in Peru working with Picaflor House and Globalteer´s Projects in South America.