First woman to travel to every nation to speak at Bauer
Traveling to each country in a lifetime seems like an impossible feat to many, but one woman made it a reality when she completed her record-breaking trip on Feb. 2 — concluding a journey around the globe that lasted 18 months and 26 days.
Cassie De Pecol’s venture, dubbed Expedition 196, not only broke the previous world record in less than half the time but also made De Pecol the first woman on record to travel every sovereign nation in the world.
This week, De Pecol will host an event in room 100D of Cemo Hall, where she will speak about her experiences and how she made them possible.
“She’s coming to speak about how she broke the world record for being the fastest to travel the world,” said Camille Corales, the president of American Marketing Association. “She’ll be here to talk about her journey and how she did it, and how she also has a program designed to help young people.”
This program is the Expedition 196 Entrepreneur Seminar that DePecol hosts for various lengths and prices. The courses are designed to assist people in everything from how to get into traveling to travel budgeting.
Corales said De Pecol was one of the most influential women in 2016 and hopes that students can learn about feasible travel and peace advocacy from her extensive expertise during this event.
“Most people are going because they want to travel,” Corales said. “We want to learn how to do what Cassie does. She’s also a peace advocate, so it’s also about having her lead us by example and having another woman’s example about spreading peace.”
The event is free and will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer College of Business.