“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”


¡Bienvenidos!  I am a risk-taker and miracle-maker with five years’ experience living and working abroad.

In 2012 I left the United States to live on the coast of sunny Mexico in the state of Jalisco. I then relocated to the coast of Colombia, where I lived and worked for two amazing years each in Cartagena and Barranquilla. In 2018 I returned to the U.S., and made my way from Charleston, S.C. and Seattle, WA to Sacramento, CA, where my journey in international travel began.

Currently, I develop quality online content working as an independent writer for culture, education, and travel websites. I also use my enthusiasm for teaching and my motivation for assisting others in my role as a bilingual technician serving the people of California.

For information on TEFL-certified English for Spanish Speakers, visit Kate Dana Teaches.

For information about my love of all things Latin, visit La Gringa Costeña.

Quote by Henry Stanley Haskins (often misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Photo: ©2018 All smiles in sunny California on my 1981 Vespa P200E


“[Kate Dana’s] execution of the project – both visually and content-wise – was exactly what we envisioned. She brought some really creative ideas that helped enhance the final product. The project was even completed slightly ahead of schedule.”

Denise Kelly, Marketing and Advertising Consultant, Avian Welfare Coalition, NY NY