Speaker Detail

Rita Golden Gelman
Modern Day Nomad

Rita is the author of over 70 children’s books and two adult books. Her memoir, Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World, was published in 2001 and is still wildly popular. Nearly 27 years ago, Gelman sold all her possessions and became a citizen of the world. To this day she has not returned to a settled life. Through her experiences as a “modern day nomad”, she discovered a new passion: introducing the concept of a “gap year” to teens in the U.S.

Working with the American Gap Association, Rita encourages and assists recent high school graduates to defer college or the job world for a year while they immerse themselves in other cultures and discover the common humanity of mankind.

Read more about Rita on our blog.