About Jenna

Jenna YordyHello! Thank you for taking interest in my journey to Guatemala! I am so honored that you are here ­čÖé

I graduated from Belmont University in May 2023 with a degree in Global Leadership and TESL. My four years at Belmont were meaningful and enriching and helped cultivate my love for language, culture, and education. I am joyful, caring, and adventurous at heart and have a deep love for people, music, and nature. I also enjoy connecting and collaborating with others whenever possible! I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to utilize these gifts and passions throughout my time in Guatemala.

My Lumos project consists of two parts. Starting in mid-October, I will be working for a little over two months with Misi├│n Vida Nueva, an orphanage located in Cob├ín, Guatemala. My days will include engaging the young children in games and activities, teaching the older children English, running errands, and simply helping out wherever I am needed. Then, starting in January, I will move to Monte Cristo, a trade school located outside of Guatemala City in a town called Chimaltenango, where I will be for four months. At Monte Cristo, I will be predominantly working with the high school students and teaching them English in a classroom setting alongside a more experienced teacher. I can’t wait to see the ways in which I will learn and grow through these unique internship experiences!

Thank you, Lumos, for this opportunity, and thank YOU, readers, for taking interest in my project! Much love <3