Brian Bayer is a 2013 graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, where he studied international and social issues journalism and Spanish. Upon graduation, he moved to Guayaquil, Ecuador, to do a volunteer year of service. Since the end of his experience as a volunteer, he has remained in Ecuador and now works as a freelance writer and editor for V!va Travel Guides and also as a 12th-grade language arts teacher at Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Nuevo Mundo. His work has been published in International Living and on various travel websites. 

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Weeks after earthquake, sisters in Ecuador continue to coordinate relief

GSR Preview: While many around the world may have already forgotten about the April 16 earthquake, the leadership of Ecuador's Catholic women religious has played an integral role in the country's recovery.

Sister turns hospital into a sanctuary for people with Hansen's disease

GSR Preview: Sr. Annie Credidio transformed a neglected state-run hospital in Ecuador into a model of care for patients with Hansen's disease.