Who am I and where do I come from? 

Good question, no simple answer. 

I'm a mongrel. Don't really feel like I'm from anywhere in particular. Born in Panama of a Spanish mother, an American (as in U.S. of A.) father, with a Canadian grandmother of Irish descent. Raised all over the world (i.e. U.S., Saudi Arabia, Mexico...), the result of a French educational system, a Spanish university and a Belgian PhD program (which I'm currently trying to finish) which sent me to the Antarctic to study plankton.

I'm a zany green-eyed redhead so once upon I time I might have been burnt at the stake as a witch. Beware of gingers! Particularly those with a Celtic and Latin temper completing a volatile mix...

I'm a marine biologist, a traveller, a scuba diver, a movie/TV addict, a bookworm, a singer, a teacher, a translator, a friend.

I've got my priorities straight: family, friends and health. Anything else comes second.

I'm happiest underwater, in the water or on the water. 

Unless I'm in a forest. Or on the top of a mountain. 

Or in a Gothic Cathedral. Or in a castle. 

Or dancing. Or surrounded by the people I love.

I've got ants in my pants and am not 100% sure I'll ever be able to settle down comfortably in just one place. Have friends and family spread across the globe and I wish I could spend my life criss-crossing the globe to visit them. Am waiting for the U.N. to hand out passports for citizens of Planet Earth!