In between our own globetrotting, the WITS planning team is hard at work year-round prepping for our events. It’s our mission to be as accessible as we can to this incredible community, and we hope that you feel comfortable coming to us with any questions or suggestions, or even just stopping by to say hi at an upcoming Summit (although we’re generally quite busy during our events, so we apologize in advance if we don’t have as much time to chat as we’d like!).
If you’re interested in joining our larger group of volunteers for one of our upcoming events, keep an eye out on social media and in our newsletter for volunteer applications and opportunities.
Ana Dominguez is a Travel Blogger and Blogging Coach at The City Sidewalks based in New York City. With her expertise in online marketing, she’s able to help other bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs grow their businesses so that they can achieve financial freedom to travel the world on their own terms. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or on her website.
Program & Creative Director
Ariel has been on the WITS team since before WITS even had a name. She’s a queer writer, activist, and traveler who grew up outside New York City and lived in Boston and the southeast Netherlands before settling in Brooklyn. By day, she co-runs the digital team at Lambda Legal, the largest LGBTQ and HIV civil rights legal organization in the world. By night, she consults on digital strategy, edits content for writers around the globe, and blogs on fat acceptance and travel – but most often dreams of running away to Amsterdam (and is frequently a mouse-click away from booking a one-way ticket). Find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or on her website.
Beth is the Founder and CEO of Wanderful. She created Wanderful while cruising her blue motorcycle through the streets of São Tomé and Príncipe, a small country in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea. She comes from a background in international development and community building.
In 2014, Beth was named by the White House as one of the top 100 travel bloggers in the US and invited to the White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship. In 2015, she was named a Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 Young Leader Making an Impact. In 2016, she was selected as a prestigious Zell Fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, where she received her MBA, and was listed as one of the 50 Influential People in Tech to follow by BuiltInChicago.
Beth is originally from New Hampshire and has lived in Washington, DC; Coimbra, Portugal; Topsail Island, North Carolina; and Chicago, with briefer stints in São Tomé and Haiti. She currently lives in Boston with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. Find her on Instagram, Twitter, or on her website.
Marissa’s love for travel was sparked when she studied abroad, an experience that inspired her to launch her travel blog, Little Things Travel. Most recently she worked in marketing and served as an advisor in international education. Marissa is based in Chicago, Illinois where you can usually find her trying to get out of the city for some skiing, hiking, or biking when she’s not traveling. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or on her website.
Megan is a social media fiend, community building badass and travel lover. She has spent the last 6 years as a digital nomad living in Thailand, London and Mexico all while honing her social media and community building skills for startups, agencies, and brands alike! She’s one half of the blog, WhyWaitToSeeTheWorld.com, the reincarnation of Twenty-SomethingTravel.com, with Stephanie Yoder. She’s passionate about tacos, oh, and helping millennials to stop waiting to see the world! Find her on Instagram, Facebook, or on her website.
Operations & Logistics Chair
Sara is a travel enthusiast, coordinator at heart and lover of all things travel related. Based in Boston, she is lucky enough to travel within the States for work, but jumps at the chance to hop across the pond whenever possible. She went on her first 2 week solo trip to Germany and Ireland in 2014 after becoming inspired by a Wanderful-hosted event on the subject the previous year! Sara is inspired by the idea of traveling within your own city, continually seeking to find all the hidden gems that Boston has to offer.