Lisa Robinson Spader

Lisa is a dreamer and visionary who’s passionate about making a direct impact.  She studied Economic Development at Harvard and thrills to see it take shape in real communities. Read more.

Katharina Root

Katharina was blessed to grow up an Anglo minority on the Navajo and Sioux Reservations. She currently is an accountant with her own business specializing in non-profit accounting. Katharina wants to be part of something bigger than herself and is excited to be joining the Global Pearls team. Read more.

LeeMin Chong

LeeMin wants to leverage her MBA and program management experience to come alongside those who strive to break the vicious cycle of poverty, helping them reach their dreams. Read more.

Patricia Erdmann

Patricia teaches Educational Leadership & Management to university students in Malawi each fall. This experience has shown her the importance of nurturing opportunities for women and children worldwide. Read more.

Kylie Palacios
Social Media Director

From an early age, Kylie learned the joy of serving others in a local food kitchen. She began using social media as a tool to help others as the ambassador for the National Haitian Amputee Soccer Team. After an internship in Guatemala with Global Pearls, she decided to join the Global Pearls team. Read more.

Arlene Chua Say Soto

Growing up in the Philippines, Arlene saw extreme poverty on a daily basis. Blessed with parents who gave her the gift of a good education, she now uses it to help others. Read more.

Kerri Cottle
Director of Educational Development

Kerri is a long-time educator who is passionate about geography, global cultures, and youth development. She is excited to work with Global Pearls crafting new programs to educate youth on global issues. Read more.