Our Team

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Patricia Chiong - Lead Tour Planner

With over 20 years of experience working at EFT Patricia is our lead tour specialist. She loves to create new and exciting itineraries for her groups based on extensive research and travel. Her knowledge of the student travel industry and the relationships she has formed with teachers provides invaluable expertise in what makes for an excellent student field trip.

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Mary Perez

When she’s not traveling exploring far regions of the world she’s on tour engaging students minds and sparking interest on the history of our country and our extraordinary world! Mary founded EFT in late 1995 and has lead a once some tour company to one of the country top student travel companies.

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Monika Acuna - Tour Planner - Florida Trips

Bio coming soon…

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Cristy Stredel - Director of Operations

Cristy, our go to women who gets it all done. Her extensive knowledge of destinations and logistics is how we create seamless tours that always run smoothly. Cristy, a former teacher and home school mom knows the importance of creating trips that are both safe and fun!

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Zabryna Acuna

First Time mom and grad student Z joined the EFT team as part of our logistics and operations team. She assist our operations team and working to ensure our tours are logistically accurate.


Ana Mederos

For over 35 years Ana taught drama at one of the leading Magnet schools in Miami, FL. She lead countless trips to NYC, state trips for the thespian club and senior grad trips for her students. Ana joined the EFT team in 2014 as our lead Tour planner focusing on Performing and visual arts trips.

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Julia Keller - EFT Travel Specialist

Cesar Becerra - Lead Tour Director

A true Renaissance man, Cesar has been leading EFT Tours for over 25 years. He’s has traveled the continental US by car and foot and continues to explore and learn everything about this magnificent country. He loves to share his knowledge and experiences with our student groups.