Panama Photography Adventure — Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Meet the Instructors!

Meet Giulia and Tori, the instructors that will be leading this amazing Broadreach program this summer! With their breadth of expertise and dedication to helping students discover the world and their place in it, they are thrilled to embark on this journey and summer of unforgettable experiences.

GIULIA CIAMPINI

Giulia hails from Toronto, Canada and when exploring options for higher education, she landed on the University of Toronto right in her own hometown. While at university, she earned her Bachelor of Science in biology and a Masters in Education, in addition to her Ontario Teaching Certification. After graduating, her love for photography led her to begin working as a professional photographer and photography teacher. Motivated by her passion for learning and education, Giulia went on to pursue another masters degree, this time in documentary photography. Giulia now works as a professional wedding photographer, as well as a high school science and photography teacher. In her personal life, she is an outdoorsy soul who loves to camp, go backpacking and get outdoors as much as possible. Of all of her seven road trips across Canada with her camera, her favorite moment was hiking with wolves in Golden, BC. If she’s not hanging with her beagle, rock climbing or doing Brazilian Jiujitsu, Giulia dedicates any free time she has to writing her book about Brazilian Jiujitsu. This is Giulia’s first year joining Braodreach, and she is beyond excited to share her knowledge of the natural world and her passion for photography with the students on the Panama Photography Adventure and believes this will be her most exciting adventure yet!


TORI POLEHONKA

Tori grew up in Chino Hills, California and moved to New Hampshire for college where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from New England College with a double major in outdoor leadership and sports and recreation management, and a minor in business administration. Having worked in the outdoor education industry throughout college at summer camps, ropes courses and school programs, Tori continued in her field after graduation as an assistant camp director, a naturalist and this summer, as an instructor for Broadreach. When she’s not with Broadreach, Tori runs school programs throughout California in places like Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Pinnacles National Parks teaching students about local flora and fauna, geology, human history, leave no trace principles, team building and individual growth and development. Tori has played competitive ice hockey for 16 years, traveled to over 30 states, enjoys rock climbing and playing her guitar. Her personal mission is to increase the chance of educational success through outdoor education and to help instill a passion for the outdoors within today’s youth and future leaders in order to establish a desire to protect our natural environment. Tori is excited for her second summer as a Broadreach instructor and looks forward to sharing an incredibly unique and amazing education experience with her students on Panama Photography Adventure this summer.