Brian Reilly

Central America Instructor

Bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University

Brian instructed his first Dragons course in the fall of 2015 in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

Prior to Dragons, he served for one year as a Princeton-in-Latin America fellow at Comunidad Connect, a non-profit operating throughout Nicaragua in community development and public health. Brian spent most of his time working on CC’s Nica Agua clean water project in the department of Rivas and Cultural Connections sustainable tourism program in Jinotega.

At university, Brian’s studies focused on international relations – mostly security and intelligence policy – and languages. His English is better than his Spanish is better than his French is better than his Portuguese! Brian also played four years of lacrosse and served for two as a Residential College Advisor.

Brian first learned of Dragons while participating in the Princeton Bridge Year Program in Peru in 2009-2010 where he fostered a passion for cross-cultural learning and service. Most of his project work consisted of installing cleaner-burning stoves in rural communities and development of a “green space” park to encourage environmental stewardship and outdoor recreation.

Five years later that passion led him to apply to instruct! He loves his family, friends, and people in general, as well as exploring new places and most forms of outdoor recreation that don’t harm the environment.