Kristina holds a Master's in International Relations from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor focus in Hispanic Studies from the University of Victoria. Her interest in sustainable socio-economic development was sparked by a high school graduation trip to Chile where she worked as an ESL instructor for under-represented and marginalised communities in Santiago. During her undergraduate studies, Kristina participated in a study abroad program to Xalapa, Veracruz to complete her minor focus in Hispanic Studies. While in Mexico, she focused her projects and assignments on poverty in Mexico and wider implications for the country. The focus of her master’s thesis was sustainable and inclusive development economics. In addition to her academic training, Kristina has significant experience in cultural integration, both from living abroad and through volunteer programs such as Cultural Conversation Partner Programs. She has volunteer experience with social development projects throughout Latin America.
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I recently got back from a five week voyage to Europe. It. Was. Incredible. It was pretty much separated into three different, uh, vacations if you will. FIRST! I biked across southern France and northern Spain with a friend. I now advocate bike trips. If you have the opportunity to participate in one (perhaps put […]
So, I’ve decided that write out some quotes (well… let’s say paraphrase some ideas that I got from quotes that may or may not reflect the meaning behind the original statement phrase) that make me smile. It’s Friday – everyone should smile. Feel free to add some of your own. “The greatest achievement is […]
I was reading the paper earlier this week and I stumbled across an article about Avatar (shocking, I know) and how director James Cameron was the only director who could pull something like Avatar off.
I find a lot of people have a belief that a sustainable lifestyle requires a huge time and monetary effort – honestly, if you want to go all the way hardcore, then yes. Yes it does. BUT, sometimes it’s as easy as using a travel mug, sharing a stir stick with a friend so you use less, bringing your compostable material home because there isn’t a place to put it at work/class/whatever else you may do during the day
What made this season (Christmas) so hard to endure was getting a job at 15 in retail and realizing, without a doubt, that somewhere along the way it was turned into a consumer driven, hallmark holiday