Envoys was founded in 2012 as a response to the demands on teachers for a global approach to education, and the need for accountable and dedicated support. Initial expeditions the Galápagos Islands and Malawi rapidly expanded to twenty-seven destinations across five continents, with thousands of students traveling with Envoys on an annual basis.
Our work with schools generated requests from families for longer and deeper explorations, leading to the development of ‘The World’ programming. Forty-plus dedicated experts in our operations team and hundreds of field staff around the world work to make Envoys a truly global company.
From our headquarters in Boston, to offices in NYC, and Colombia, we have operated programs in twenty seven countries, providing life-changing travel experiences for over ten thousand students.
Director of Admissions
B.A. Universidad de los Andes M. Ed. Harvard University“My role is to coordinate all the moving parts and talented people involved in producing a truly exceptional journey around the world. I’m passionate about multilingual collaboration facilitated by intercultural exchange.” Austrian and Colombian, Angela has lead student trips for more than 20 years. As one of the first Latino women to become an endeavor entrepreneur, Angela, based in Cambridge, is responsible for coordinating truly exceptional summer programs for Envoys. At Envoys, Angela is responsible for leading the company’s expansion into uncharted territory. Angela is a graduate of Harvard School of Education. She is in the Board of NEACOL, the New England Asociation for Colombian Children.
Felipe Correa Jaramillo
Chief Executive Officer
B.A. Universidad de Los Andes M.Ed. Harvard University“My role is to lead a well-rounded and highly functioning educational organization. I’m passionate about traveling with groups of students as an educator in classrooms without walls.” Over the course of his career, Felipe has spent hundreds of days traveling with groups of students throughout the world. As a co-founder of Off Bound Adventures and Envoys, he has served since the founding moments in key strategic and management roles that throw him “real life case studies” and provide opportunity to apply what he learned during his masters degree in Education Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Felipe holds a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, was trained as a psychologist at the University of the Andes, and serves as a director on the boards of the Harvard/MIT Club, Colegio Los Nogales, and the Colombian Federation of Waterskiing and Wakeboarding. Long before education became his professional path, Felipe had an early career as a competitive water-skier, winning the Pan-American Championship at the age of sixteen.
Senior Vice President, Education
B.A. Harvard College M.Ed. Harvard University M.A.L.D. Tufts University“My role is to create programming and curriculum that meet the highest expectations for learning. I’m passionate about the professional development and personal growth of Envoys educators.” Seth grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine, regularly exploring the outdoors with his friends and family. His desire for adventure and exploration has led him around the world, and he has lived, worked, and traveled across North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia. A teacher’s son, Seth has been fortunate to develop his passion for teaching in public schools in Thailand, the University of Gondar in Ethiopia, the Korean Development Institute in South Korea, and Gimnasio La Montaña in Colombia. Seth has helped schools around the world to implement systems for data-based instructional improvement and is dedicated to ensuring that Envoys sets the standard for global competency education. Seth graduated cum laude from Harvard College, and has earned advanced degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has worked with large international organizations as well as “on-the-ground” NGOs. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for Educate Lanka, and regularly consults with the ICT-in-Education division of UNESCO Bangkok. Seth brings expertise and passion to every detail of Envoys and its programs, upholding the company directive that “today’s ceiling is tomorrow’s floor.”
Luis García de Brigard
M.Ed. Harvard University M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology“My role is to stay abreast of cutting-edge innovation in education and bring insights to my colleagues – both in the office and in the field. I’m passionate about unlocking educational opportunities for students globally.” Luis is a Co-Founder of Envoys, as well as Founder and Managing Partner of Appian Education Ventures, an international investment firm specializing in education. He previously served as Deputy Minister of Education of Colombia, where he managed one of the nation’s largest budgets and was responsible for the schooling of nearly 10 million students. Luis is also a Co-Founder of Teach for Colombia. Luis received his Ed.M. in International Education from Harvard. He serves on the boards of Harvard’s Global Education Innovation Initiative and Laspau, as well as on the Dean’s Leadership Council at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Luis is a certified Dive Master, a Level 2 AIDA Free Diver, and a USPA C-Level Skydiver.
Senior Director, North America