Our Team: Mongolia


Amanda Cortes

China Country Director

Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Amanda credits working in Switzerland and Colombia to kindling her love for travel, education, and cultural exchange. After graduating from Boston College’s history program, she led international groups on camping-based adventure tours across the U.S. and Canada, eventually returning indoors to train leaders and manage operations. Amanda is thrilled to bring her industry know-how, love of travel and zeal for cultivating authentic and enriching experiences to Rustic Pathways.

Dalkhaa ‘Buyanaa’ Buyankhishig

Mongolia Program Manager

Hailing from the mining town of Erdenet in northern Mongolia, Buyanaa began helping us provide students with a truly “rustic” experience on some of our earliest programs in Mongolia. She spends most of her year working for an international humanitarian organization, and her passion for service informs everything she does. Buyanaa also speaks English and Russian.