Ben Vander Plas, originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a Medical Programs Coordinator based out of Chontapunta, Ecuador. Since graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, almost a decade ago, Ben has spent a majority of his time living and working globally. This has included time in Panama, Haiti, India, Ecuador, and a brief season in Chicago.
As someone who loves the outdoors and spending his free time in nature, the Amazon provides so much opportunity for him to explore the outdoors. One of the best things about the particular region of Ecuador is the versatility and diversity- whether that being things to do, options to explore, biodiversity, cultures, and the communities he interacts with. There’s ample opportunity for Ben to immerse himself in the adventure that the Amazon provides!