David Arenas

David has experience living and working in very diverse cultural contexts. Having spent time in Mexico, Canada, Sweden, Chile, Malawi, and now Ecuador, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in cross-cultural training.

A political economist by trade, David considers himself an educator by accident. Prior to working for Global Citizen Year, David worked for multiple universities and colleges in Canada. His previous work focused on creating and facilitating experiential learning programs, community development initiatives and supporting immigrant and refugee students. David also holds studies in Project Management & Business Administration.

When he’s not at work David can be found riding a bicycle, camping or playing football (soccer).

Favorite Quote: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust.