A life without limits is the only one worth living
~ Kate Dana (inspired by Nick Vujicic)
I am an 8th-generation granddaughter to the civil rights activist and author Richard Henry Dana, for whom Dana Point, CA is named. I support human diversity and equality and I revel in the history of Dana’s efforts, like his avid support of the Free Soil Party. A former English language teacher with 5 years’ experience living and working in Colombia and Mexico, I am currently employed in a bilingual (Spanish) position with the State of California.
About My Love for Adventure
I was born with a curiosity that continually motivates me to seek memorable experiences of joy and purpose. I love riding my vintage Vespa on winding roads and SCUBA diving in ocean waters. I also enjoy zip-lining across giant forests, rappelling off cliffs into waterfalls, camping in my Honda Element, visiting historic landmarks, and sleeping outdoors in colorful hammocks, all of which I started doing after my 40th birthday and usually as a solo traveler.
About My Love for Spanish
I began studying Spanish in 2010 and quickly discovered that knowing another language leads to endless opportunities and opens the door to connections with people in new places on a deeper level. .
I’ve passed proficiency tests, created lasting relationships with non-English speakers, and lived where Spanish is the first language spoken. I still have many kilometers to go before I am absolutely fluent but I continue to love and learn Spanish cada dia en mi vida.