New Staff Ahoy! OBCR Welcomes Michelle

The Communications staff here is excited to welcome our new Custom Course Manager to the OBCR team! Michelle Luise Mazzeo will be in charge of running and developing OBCR’s Custom courses, also known as our Build an Adventure program. Michelle hopes to create as many opportunities as possible for people to get the Outward Bound experience in the illustriously beautiful country of Costa Rica. She also looks forward to beefing up her leg muscles on the hilly terrain, befriending previously unnerving rain forest creatures (namely, spiders), inviting herself into pickup soccer games as much as possible, improving her Spanish, meeting the many groups that come down, and traveling Central America! Read more about Michelle below.

Michelle Luise Mazzeo
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Education: B.A. International Studies and Latin American Studies, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Michelle grew up in the great state of Wisconsin and was one of eleven high school students selected nationally to travel to Costa Rica through the Spanish Honors Society. Thus began her love for the beautiful country of Costa Rica and all that it has to offer. Michelle studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she founded an alternative study abroad program known as EDGE Project (now called Tawi). After working with EDGE Project in Uganda in 2009, she moved to Washington D.C. where she transitioned from the field of international development into teaching and coaching high school soccer at a grade 5-12 Charter School. Michelle loves working with people, facilitating the learning process, and creating experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Through her accumulated experiences, Michelle has developed a deep passion for international education and travel, recognizing that people stand to gain immeasurable wisdom by pushing their personal comfort levels and learning about our world. She is proud to be a member of the Outward Bound Costa Rica team.

Michelle is an avid runner, soccer enthusiast and (hopefully) aspiring surfer!

If you have questions for Michelle about our Custom course program, please email or call 1.800.676.2018.