“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
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.
Having recently completed 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 with Aspaen Gimnasio.
– Kate Dana, Winter 2015