My Ecuador Trip Director

Raul has a passion for traveling and discovering new places. This passion has taken Raul to visit over 35 states across the United States, to live abroad in Europe, and to travel in Central and South America. These experiences reaffirmed his desire to create and build a travel provider that will offer others the opportunity to learn, travel, and truly immerse in the local culture. Raul is the founder of My Ecuador Trip. He brings a wealth of local knowledge, an energetic personality, and the organization skills to craft journeys that will make you fall in love with Ecuador.

Raul earned his B.A. in International Relations from St. Cloud State University (SCSU). He also holds a master™s degree in International Public Affairs (International Development in Latin America) and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, both degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010).

During his career, Raul has worked closely with international education programs and initiatives including serving international students, study abroad participants, and living-learning communities with a focus on international education. His passion for education and traveling, his knowledge of international affairs, and his experience working with universities and institutions on a daily basis, allow him to continue to forge international educational opportunities that will allow travelers to discover his home country!