“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself.
Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Author 1803 – 1882

I am inspired by the music, food and history of Spanish-speaking Latin countries and have enjoyed life-changing visits to Spain, the Dominican Republic, Perú, Ecaudor, Colombia and México

photo ©2015 Andres Lesmes for Palo Santo

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the Atlanta [Georgia] College of Art (now SCAD) and working for several years in Graphic Design and Information Technology, I set the goal of traveling to all Twenty-one Spanish-speaking countries (so far I’ve reached six). In order to fulfill this dream, as well as satisfy my desire to give back to the world, I switched careers and pursued a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, which I received in 2012 from the International Teacher Training Organization in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

After completing a year as a WorldTeach Colombia 2014 volunteer in Barranquilla, Atlántico, I am now living in Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, teaching English literature and creative writing.

– Kate Dana, Spring 2015


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