Recruitment and Retention Specialist & AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Ursula is a passionate explorer of the human experience and an enthusiastic advocate for experiential education, she's engaged youth in creative writing classes, wilderness canoe trips, horseback riding, artistic inquiry, and studying abroad. Along the way, she's made a home for herself in Minnesota, Washington, Australia, & most recently Copenhagen, Denmark working with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Ursula is thrilled to be taking her next step in Portland with Wayfinding Academy.
Justin moved to Portland specifically to attend Wayfinding Academy, aka “The Hogwarts (he) always wished existed”. Passionate about world travel and empowering others to live amazing lives in unique and clever ways, Justin feels that being surrounded by big dreamers is the ultimate key to success. He’s always more than happy to make time to discuss life plans, and the more true to yourself you are, the more likely he’ll think you’re amazing. Remember: We only live once!
Rachel De La Haya
Rachel lives with a growth mindset. She believes in deconstructing the patriarchy, dismantling systems of oppression, and the decolonization of the mind. Rachel strives to create safe spaces and provide opportunities for marginalized and systemically oppressed individuals. She thrives in building connections with people and is never afraid to ask questions.
After walking away from a full-ride scholarship to business school at age 19, Dan realized that the traditional model of higher education did not work for him. As a result, he spent the next two years exploring America's finest ice cream creameries in search of the answers to life's biggest questions: Who am I? And why am I here? After finding the answers, he embarked on a personal mission to help others answer these questions and design the life they really want.