Hola! Me llamo Katie.Posted by Aug03, 2013 Comments /span>
Greetings from Costa Rica, friends! My name is Katie, I’m the new volunteer at Shaka. I arrived Thursday night and have spent the last couple of days getting settled in and getting to know the guests and staff. I’m originally from Iowa, USA, but have also had addresses in Utah, Colorado, Indiana, and The Netherlands. I left my most recent job in Human Resources and my roller derby ream in Iowa to come to Costa Rica and to see some more of the world. My time here is part vacation (yoga, hopefully some surfing, and what I’ve come to know as Pura Vida) and one part work (volunteering).
I found the volunteer opportunity at Shaka through a Google search for volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica. I got in touch with Krista and we both felt the experience could be a good fit. My interest in Costa Rica in general stemmed from an internship in college with a company in Colorado that runs adventure and eco tours in Central and South America. For them, I made calls to Costa Rican resorts and ecolodges that are known for sustainability practices. A bit of a hippy, I love living green; a tree hugger so to speak.
I’m looking forward to learning Spanish, enjoying the beach, deepening my yoga practice and getting a little hospitality experience; my degree is in Tourism Management. I can’t wait to share more about my experience here at Shaka!
Love and Light,
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