Julia was born in Poland but has been living in Wales since 2016. She is currently an MSc International Business and Marketing student at Aberystwyth University, with a particular interest in social media. She loves trying new things and facing challenges. But most of all, Julia loves traveling and everything that is connected to this — meeting new people, getting to know new cultures, and exploring the world. Currently, Julia predominantly creatively supports the development of the CBE social media campaign on Instagram.
Liz, originally from Vienna (Austria), has travelled widely and loves all aspects of nature, especially the vastness of the ocean, the mysteries of the mountains and the remote areas in foreign countries. Liz worked for 15 years with aid & development projects in Nepal, while also being based in Scotland (by the sea of course!). She has a deep interest in understanding other cultures and how people communicate. Working with Crossing Borders Education is a great opportunity to be involved and learn more about how young people from different backgrounds are growing together to shape and build the future. One insight – “where language fails, shared music, laughter and tears will succeed – they are the great connectors that transcend all barriers and reach deeply into our hearts where we know The Other”.
Lizzi is the Administration Manager for Crossing Borders Education. She originally hails from London but has lived and worked in a number of different countries: Australia, Canada, Austria, France and Cyprus. After graduating with a BA Hons in Business and Tourism, most of her professional life has been in administration. She was PA for the Director of the Value, Planning and Risk Team at Davis Langdon (an international Engineering Company), a Project Officer for Kent Tourism and an Office Manager at a Design company in London. She has also worked as 1st mate on a ship in Australia and was a singer in Cyprus. Lizzi maintains a strong interest in foreign culture and is never happier than when surrounded by people of different backgrounds. For her it’s an inspiration to discover fundamental human similarities within all differences. As Carlos Furentes once said: ‘Recognise yourself in he and she who are not like you and me’.