Jurkowski, Rachel
Vive Perú

Rachel first traveled to Peru in 2006 to teach music to children in the shantytowns outside of Lima. In 2007 she returned for a month-long visit and before she knew it, she had already lived in Peru for three years. Her desire to have a long-term impact on the community and deepen other’s understanding of Latin American culture grew. Rachel launched Vive Peru in 2011 with a deep desire to expand volunteer impact in Peru and to focus on developing long-term sustainable initiatives throughout Peru. Since then, she has forged partnerships with universities in the United States as well as with various universities and organizations in Peru to expand the impact of Vive Peru's programs. Rachel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Philosophy and Music. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Areas of Expertise
Travel in Latin America
International non-profits
Cross-cultural communication
Community health projects in Latin America