Ana Ortiz Garcia (’16) organized a trip to her home country of Guatemala over SIP and Spring Break. Ana’s classmates Tamara Belkina, David Semko, and Clararose Voigt as well as Clara’s husband, John Schott joined her for the two-week excursion. The group affectionately referred to the trip (which had a decidedly LGO flavor) as GuaTrek or simply GPT, a nod to the LGO traditions of Domestic Plant Trek (DPT) and International Plant Trek (IPT).
Tamara, David, and Clara listen intently as Alejandro from Grupo OEG describes how Kingo (@Kingoenergy) is #TurningLivesON through distribution of affordable, pre-paid, solar energy solutions in rural areas of Guatemala.
Tamara, Ana, John, Clara, and David take time to pose for a picture atop one of the 16 wind turbines at Parque Eólico San Antonio El Sitio.
Ana, Tamara, and Clara look on as Gladys shows David the bracelets she manufactured.
John, Tamara, and Clara listen as Taylor from Antigua Cerveza explains the inner workings of the bottling equipment at the start-up brewery.
Tamara, John, and David pose with Timoteo, a coffee farmer and co-founder of the De La Gente coffee co-op in San Miguel Escobar.
Clara, Tamara, and Ana show off their newly purchased jade earrings after a stop at the Casa Del Jade museum in Antigua.
Ana and Clara pause to take a photo while admiring the grandeur of the Gran Jaguar Temple at Tikal.
Clara, Tamara, Ana, and David pause at the top of Tikal’s Temple IV, the second highest temple in the Mayan World.