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LOVE + LA VIDA

Hello! I’m Kate Dana

I am an 8th-generation granddaughter of the civil rights activist, lawyer, and author Richard Henry Dana, for whom Dana Point, California is named. Other than a year in Mexico (2012-2013) and 4 years (2014-2018) in Colombia, I’ve lived in California since 2003.

Read about my experience as a teacher living in Mexico and Colombia

During the week, I work remotely as a bilingual Communications Analyst. In this role, I develop print and web educational resources in English and Spanish, manage mobile-friendly, online content, and apply my talents as an experienced proofreader reviewing documents.

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” ~Jane Austen

On weekends, I can be found traveling in California, riding one of my two vintage Italian motor scooters, or searching for places to play skeeball (the arcade ball toss game). I also enjoy planning local and international getaways and supporting small businesses in the greater Sacramento area.


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Kate Dana standing next to Chichén Itzá in Yucatán, ‎Mexico on a sunny day in March 2023, photo ©Kate Dana
Exploring Chichén Itzá in Yucatán, Mexico
Kate Dana sitting on a 1973 Vespa Primavera 125 small frame Italian motor scooter, photo ©2023 Kate Dana
With Lulo, my 1973 Vespa Primavera, in Sacramento, CA

The Bay of Taganga near Santa Marta, Magdelena, Colombia | photo ©Kate Dana