Berkley Braden | Contributing Writer
Berkley Braden recently graduated from Georgetown University (2011), double-majoring in English and Spanish with an emphasis on literature, culture, and linguistics. She spent a semester studying abroad in Madrid, Spain and is currently living and working in Bogotá, Colombia as a 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellow. Aside from teaching English at La Universidad de La Salle, she has been busy immersing herself in new experiences, traveling, and preparing to join Teach for America next year in New York City.
Katherine Relle | Contributing Writer
Katherine Relle is originally from Washington, DC and graduated from Georgetown University in 2011 where she earned her BA in Government and Theology. Katherine is currently working toward her MSc in Media & Communication Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Katherine hails from a Greek-American family and enjoys adventuring around Europe.
Camila Abisambra | Contributing Writer
Camila Abisambra is a law student at la Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia with a minor in journalism. A member of the class of 2013, she is active in the university’s theater group and hopes to pursue writing upon graduation, both in journalism and in literature. Originally of Lebanese descent, her family now lives on the coast of Colombia and in Bogota.
In Their Own Words | Colombia
Diana is a 19-year-old student at La Salle University in Bogota, Colombia. Nowadays, she is in her second year studying Spanish, English, and French. She wants to be a teacher and to let people know about Colombia’s culture and daily life. She is an only child who lives with her mother and enjoys drawing and gardening.
Elizabeth Tovar graduated from high school (2008), studied technical accounting (2009), and is currently studying Modern Languages at La Universidad de la Salle. She loves painting, playing violin, and learning. Her main goal is to teach Spanish as a Foreign Language. In addition to English and French, she wants to learn Japanese and Chinese. From Bogotá Colombia, she lives there with her family and a dog named Mailo.
Lina is in her third year studying Modern Languages at La Salle University in Bogotá, Colombia. She’s proud to be Latina and to be born in Colombia, even though her culture is generally misunderstood and her country has many different problems to deal with. She is Christian, and she loves writing, learning languages, and dressing up. She lives with her mom, dad, and younger brother, whom she loves very much. She speaks Spanish, English, and French, and she’s expecting to learn Portuguese soon. She hopes to find a new world of experiences and great ways of learning through languages.
Jorge is an undergraduate studying Spanish, English, and French at La Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia. He is also a teacher-researcher at Fundación Semillero Científico and a supporting teacher at Sergio Arboleda Language Center. Nowadays, his interests focus on issues such as research in education, information and communication technologies, globalization, and social development. One day, he hopes to become a teacher who focuses on language learning didactics and virtual learning environments.