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Resident Director

Ilaria Pesco

Ilaria Pesco believes that “learning by doing” is essential for a well rounded college experience.  She is excited to help students on the ship learn about new places and cultures, discover their passions, and challenge themselves.  For the past 11 years, Ilaria has served as the Director of the Student Leadership and Involvement Center at the University of Redlands.  She caught the travel bug when she spent two years as the Director of Student Life for the Redlands Study Abroad Program in Salzburg, Austria.   

Ilaria received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Government in 1996 and her Masters degree in Higher Education Administration in 1998 both from the University of Redlands. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Claremont Graduate University.  Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Ilaria enjoys traveling, crafting, reading watch movies, and spending time with family and friends.  This is Ilaria’s first voyage and she is excited to meet new people, travel around the world, experience new cultures, and be a part of this life changing experience.