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International Program Manager
"Be curious. Always and forever."
My interests, experience and skills run the gamut: Program Management, Intercultural Communication, Linguistics (human and machine translation), Software Development, Agile/Lean, Web Analytics, Horticulture, Social Sciences, Technology, Crowdsourcing.
International: Studied in Spain and Austria. Lived in Venezuela, Belgium and France. Business and personal travel to many countries in Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, Asia.
Best cuisines: Peru (Mistura anyone?), China and France.
Dream: Visit all continents.
What gets me up in the morning: Knowing my contribution in any sphere (work, life, family, social) has an impact on someone, something, some event. Everyone wants to know they are making a difference, especially if it makes life or work easier, more efficient, and enjoyable.
Passions: MOOCs, dancing (especially Cuban-style Salsa), international living & travel, growing cacti and succulents, hiking/walking, yoga, networking, social media.
Past or on-going volunteer projects: YouthVoices.adobe.com, GlobalLives.org, CityTrees.org, TechWomen.org, GridAlternatives.org
“People don't resist change. They resist being changed.” (Peter M. Senge)
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” (Rumi)
That would work really well on larger areas of standing water like ponds, lakes, streams. Best to research fish native to the area than introducing a species that might have a negative impact on local fish populations and environment.