Founder Director and Guide in this adventure
Hola, I am a local mother of two wonderful daughters 14 and 17... They have been my best teachers and the two persons who most challenge me to be a better person, mom and professional every day.
I am also a nature lover and a passionate teacher. I started my journey back in the 90's, in México, volunteering as a Literacy Teacher. On the side, I completed my degree in Politics and Social Sciences, and participated in research projects aimed at educational, cultural, and environmental issues, in México and Latin America. I moved to Santa Cruz 18 years ago and since then I have served hundreds of families, either as a Spanish tutor, nature educator, or childcare provider. I love getting kids outside to experience all the amazedness of our nature wonders, and so get the emotional, physical, and mental benefits that being immerse in nature provides.
I also love the idea of speaking multiple languages and foster a community open to it, not just because it is kind of cool and all the well-known benefits on brain development, but also because the early exposure to a second language fosters the brain ability of openness and flexible thinking. These two brain abilities help us to be more social, empathetic and kind humans.
In my free time I enjoy dancing, reading, running, hiking barefoot, camping and backpacking with my daughters and dog Luna.
UAM B.A. Politics & Social Sciences, Diploma in Education and Cultural Integration, Teacher's assistant at the UNAM Institute for Social Research-IIS, English bilingual, Spanish native,
CPR and Wilderness First Aid certified; Fingerprint cleared.
Member of: California Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education