I have been a Wanderful member since its inception, and it’s been an incredible community over the years. I am excited to host and meet travelers from the Wanderful network in our great city of Philadelphia! . Natalie Jesionka has researched and reported on human rights issues around the world. She lectures on human trafficking, social good, and human rights at Rutgers University. When she is not teaching, she is traveling and offering tips on how students and professionals can get the most out of their experiences abroad. She also encourages global exploration through her work as Editor of Shatter the Looking Glass, an ethical travel magazine. Natalie is a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow and served as a 2010 Fulbright Scholar in Thailand. She also pens the column “Travel Mirror” about effective impact and transitioning abroad at the Daily Muse. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Mashable and Glamour Magazine. In May 2019, she will be launching Global Elective, a new web platform and magazine that focuses on social impact travel and helping non traditional travellers gain access to the world.