About me

I travel the world where I learn bizarre phrases that have no place in everyday life or conversation. Soy fresca como lechuga! That literally translates to: “I am fresh like lettuce!” Relevant? I think yes.

My cherished friend, Shaila and I, celebrating Dia de los Muertos in Mexico.

I’m passionate about learning from people who are different than me. I worked in México, studied abroad in Costa Rica & Spain, volunteered on engineering projects in Perú and backpacked all over Europe (twice). Se habla español.

As an engineer, my ultimate goal is to increase access to clean water worldwide. Currently, I’m earning my Masters in Business Administration, because business in a changing global environment fascinates me.

Yellow House, where I lived in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Abuela and I loved sitting on those two rocking chairs out front of the house and listening to the rain.

Since you’re reading my blog, there are a few facts about me that I must mention for the sake of honesty…

I’m notoriously infamous for napping in public (restaurants, buses, you name it). It’s challenging for me to try something new at my favorite restaurants. I’m extraordinarily bad at directions, even though aside from traveling, I’ve lived in the same city my entire life.

Whew! Glad that’s out of the way.

Teaching Peruvians how to selfie- a work in progress. Taken during a service trip working with the Peace Corps on water quality projects.

When I’m not traveling, engineering, or napping in public, you’ll find me outside. I’m an avid rock climber, snowboarder, and yoga-er. Actually, it’s cheating to say that I practice yoga, because I am ridiculously ungraceful.

If I’m inside, I’m probably reading, listening to 80’s music, or burning whatever I’m attempting to cook. My favorite authors are Markus Zusak and Paulo Coelho. Also, I mentor a smart, awesome, feisty kid through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Lexi Robertson
Big smile while rock climbing in the Red Rocks!

In the words of Walter Mitty: “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

I hope my blog inspires you on your own Camino. If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to contact me!

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