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Introduction from your instructor Joe Gonzalez!

Hey everyone,

My name is Joe Gonzalez! I’m excited to be your instructor for the Rio Grande Semester this spring!

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and it will always be home to me. The past few years I have been working and traveling as an outdoor educator in the US and abroad, as well taking time to explore my passion for sustainable farming. Throughout these experiences I have learned so much about myself and others. I have been grateful for the places and opportunities that have blessed me with amazing people and communities from living in New Zealand, working in China, and now getting to embark on this semester with you.

I’m stoked to continue exploring the southwest with an amazing group of curious travelers. Even as long as I have lived here, I will forever be a student of the southwest, always open to learning more about this place I call home. The coming months will be unforgettable as we share adventures and experience the land, culture, and stories of this extremely unique region.

I look forward to meeting you all next week!

If you have any questions, you can email me at [email protected]

Thanks!