Tina Neville: From Refugee to Serving in the Foreign Service
Episode 13: Tina Neville's desire to travel started with wanting to reconnect to the country where she was born. Her family came to the United States as refugees from Vietnam when Tina was a child. Her life journey led her from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to graduate school at Yale, and then serving in Vietnam (and other countries) as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer.
Just when she thought her life abroad was over, she met her husband, who was just starting his Foreign Service career. Together they lived abroad for 8 years, stationed in places like Thailand, Mexico and Honduras. They also found that being a part of the Foreign Service community allowed them to travel extensively at minimal cost. As a result, Tina has traveled to over 50 countries. At the same time, Tina successfully founded Transcend Academy, an online business that helps students prepare for college – and allowed her to work remotely. Currently back in the States, Tina sits down with me to discuss her travel-filled life, and how she is raising her children to also be travelers and global citizens.
Resources and links mentioned in the episode can be viewed at jetsetlisette.com/episode13
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