Andrea Gourgy

Andrea Gourgy

Originally from Montreal, Andrea has a hard time staying in one place. After gaining a BA from Western and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Southern California, Andrea hit the road and never looked back. She has worked professionally as a journalist in six different countries, and earned several travel writing awards in the process. Andrea joined the Verge team in 2006.

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Unemployed youth in Lima get a leg up thanks to local volunteers and CUSO-VSO.
Unemployed youth in Lima get a leg up thanks to local volunteers and CUSO-VSO.
August 10, 2009

Tailor-Made in Uganda

Armed with needle and thread, Carrie-Jane Williams helps Ugandan girls stay in school.
Three Quebec drama students help Peruvian youth find their own voices.
Métis lawyer Brenda Gunn works with Mayan survivors of Guatemala's massacres.
I just danced the merengue with a hard-nosed communist.
Avi Lewis' acclaimed documentary The Take inspired many with its message of hope: hope that economic alternatives exist, and that change can happen at a grassroots level. He even convinced himself—and that has given way to a whole new project.
Local ingenuity brings homegrown electricity to Kenyan communities.
Fantastic architecture, crazy festivals, spectacular landscapes. Here are a few of our favourite regional highlights. But don't just take our word for it—stay for a while and find some of your own.
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