Thomas ‘Roddy’ Hughes, Executive Director
Roddy Hughes is the Executive Director of Global Ties ABQ. Before joining Global Ties ABQ, he served as the Executive Director of Voices on the Border, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that promotes just and sustainable development in rural El Salvador. Roddy has served as a legal consultant for the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and is a founding member of the Institute for Legal Research and Advocacy. He has a J.D. from Vermont Law School and a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Roddy enjoys cycling, running, hiking, and traveling with his wife and twin boys.
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Destiny Logan, Program and Volunteer Manager
Destiny Logan is a New Mexico native, born and raised in the Four Corners area of the state. Destiny holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico, where she concentrated in International Management and minored in French. Destiny is an avid attendee of Impact & Coffee and other community events where she loves being a part of the community conversations in Albuquerque. When she isn’t busy with professional obligations, Destiny enjoys her time traveling, practicing her French, and spending time with her two dogs.
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Gabriela Estala was born and raised in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She is currently a senior pursuing dual degrees in International Business from the Anderson School of Management and Spanish from the University of New Mexico. Gabriela recently returned from a year abroad in Granada, Spain with a renewed passion to create international connections and community involvement. Outside of work and school, Gabriela enjoys traveling, cooking international foods, and painting. She is looking forward to pursuing a masters program and adding more countries to her travel list.
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We are happy to welcome Dongyoung Kwak from South Korea – he will be interning with us for the next four months, helping out with social media and outreach. Dongyoung studies business administration and political science at Gyeongsang National University. When he is not traveling the world (he’s visited 22 countries so far), he resides Gimhae, South Korea and enjoys exploring new coffeeshops and restaurants.