Episode 5: Jeff Pluta

How one American teacher left a job in the US to start a school in Nicaragua

I met Jeff by chance during my backpacking trip through Nicaragua. He is without a doubt one of the most interesting and yet humble individuals I’ve had the privilege of crossing paths with. It took a few months to tee up this interview, but Jeff’s story is one worth listening to. An accomplished teacher in Massachusetts, he dabbled on a trip to Central America and was moved. Slowly, but surely, he began the transition. What started out as teaching summers abroad, soon turned into full-time work and now a very successful non-profit (Amped for Education), which is quite literally changing the educational landscape in Nicaragua. It’s inspiring stuff & I highly recommend at the very least checking out his non-profit to see how you can contribute.


Jeff’s Answers

-Zero to One by Peter Thiel
-Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Hero to Have Dinner With:
Geoffrey Canada

Check out Amped for Education on the web: