What do you get when you cross a family with four nationalities, three different languages and dual citizenship? Ilan Simanin.
Ilan is currently living and working in Phetchabun, Thailand, as an English teacher at Petpittayakom School. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a bachelor's degree in Communication -- with a concentration in public relations -- and with a bachelor's degree in Government and Politics.
In his free time, he enjoys biking, exploring Thailand and backpacking Southeast Asia. So far, he has visited Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore.
Between his high school and college careers, Ilan embarked on a 9-month gap year with Young Judaea's Year Course program in Israel. There, he volunteered teaching English to elementary school students, worked on a horse farm and became a volunteer medic with Israel's national ambulance service, Magen David Adom.
Ilan's true passion lies in helping others through the power of words and standing up for his beliefs.
"I was born into a world flourishing with ready pleasures. My ancestors planted for me, and now I plant for my children."