Chelsea Simpson

El Salvador Trips: America is North, Central & South

I’ve been part of various projects in El Salvador for nearly 10 years. This began while living in a small, rural community there for 2 years.

My projects have a common theme of exploring the United States & El Salvador’s shared American identity, as North and Central America.

Projects have included:

- Leading five 3 week rural immersion trips for U.S. graduate students

- Leading two election observation delegations for a national and local election

- Assisting a nationwide brigade to eliminate illiteracy

- Serving as an English-Spanish translator for various organizations

- Assisted the creation of a training program for rural farmers

- Ongoing: eating hundreds, maybe thousands, of mangoes