Rustic Pathways

“People who travel develop this thing they called global empathy”, says Chris Stakich, CEO of Rustic Pathways, an organization dedicated to immersing students in cultures around the world. The programs targeted to high school and younger college students provide eye-opening experiences to how people live in remote parts of the world.

About Chris Stakich:

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of Rustic Pathways. An expert on travel and service-based education, Chris leads Rustic Pathways with an eye for innovation and excellence. Since graduating from Harvard in 2001, Chris worked in virtually all areas of our organization, from running programs in Costa Rica to managing our global team. Chris now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two young sons, and is committed to developing future leaders who embody compassion and global understanding.