“Junkie” is a term that usually has a negative connotation since it is most often associated with drug addiction. In order to escape such negativity, people who are ardently attracted to a particular interest tend to label themselves as “enthusiasts.”
Nevertheless, I choose to refer to myself as a "junkie" because it best characterizes my "addiction" to foreign languages and cultures.
As an avid "junkie" of foreign cultures, economics, and politics, I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. These travels have provided me with a vast wealth of firsthand knowledge and insight into these fascinating regions.
Being a former political economist turned digital entrepreneur and now technology journalist, I have had an interesting journey throughout my career.
At one point, I was analyzing IMF reforms and parallel exchange markets in Latin America. At another, I was working closely with government officials in Latin America, helping bridge the American people’s understanding of the region’s political and economic climate.
Shortly afterwards, I found myself thrown into the startup world, where I launched my own company helping fellow entrepreneurs grow their brands online and navigate the complex digital world we live in.
Today, I cover marketing and digital trends across my favorite region, Latin America.
No matter where my career has taken me, one thing has always remained the same--my desire to connect with people from all walks of life around the world. It is my ultimate goal to tell the stories of those without a voice.