A team of College of Business Administration students who are members of the International Business Association are traveling to Panama during spring break as part of the Global Business Brigades (GBB) to work with the indigenous Koskuna tribe.

With sponsorship from the college, Student Government Association and the Princeton Review, the students will help the natives create micro-enterprises. The focus is on sustainability by imparting basic business knowledge and skills. This is the second year a group from UCF will be traveling to the region and helping the Koskuna Tribe.

GBB is a socially conscious network of business students who bring their skills and a passion for change to developing communities around the world. UCF’s GBB chapter was the first, and currently the only, GBB in the state of Florida. GBB is a student-led community outreach program that empowers business students with the material, know-how, and support to assess and deliver sustainable micro-enterprise solutions to impoverished villages.

This year’s team includes Ana Arabis, Alexander Atwal, Robert Cascio, Fabrizzio Chaves, Brittany Fraser, Sarah Frisch, Renata Gonclaves, Benjamin Johnson, Eric Khomutetsky, Edward Masheck, Clayton Mayo, Kyle Mills, Mary Porter, Viviana Sanchez, and Jessica Timm.

For more information or to support the outreach efforts, please visit the UCF Global Business Brigades Web site.