Meet Cait Scudder!

Cait Scudder, On-site Program Coordinator

Cait Scudder, MAT and CYT-500, is an educator, traveler and yogi with a passion for experiential education, community service, and creative expression. She graduated from Amherst College in 2011 with a BA in English and Spanish and completed her Master’s at Smith College in 2012. She has lived and worked in Costa Rica for three years, where she developed a non-profit community literacy and service learning program, Beyond el Campo, in a small village called Santa Cruz de Leon Cortes. After finishing graduate school in 2012, Cait worked for two years as a Spanish teacher, yoga instructor and international student trip leader for the Academy at Charlemont in Western Massachusetts. She now works part time in Western Massachusetts for a literacy non-profit and leads experiential education summer trips in rural Spain. She just completed her 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in March 2015, and in her spare time, enjoys hiking, writing, playing guitar, and cooking.


Lisa Pinheiro, Site Director in Costa Rica

Lisa was born in Costa Rica and has lived in the United States on several occasions. She is an alumni of Veritas University, where she majored in photography, and is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in Tourism and Hotel Management. She is passionate about travel, and has had 10 years of experience leading study abroad groups all throughout Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. In her free time Lisa enjoys going to art exhibits, watching movies, dancing and learning new languages. She speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese, and is currently learning French.