Anza Borrego Badlands, San Diego County
Font’s Point at Anza Borrego Badlands, San Diego County

I’m a California Certified Spanish interpreter and a former English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for adults. My lifelong passions include world languages, cultures, foods and, above all, the human beings that give it all such beautifully variegated expression. Diversity (a word that shares its roots with divergent, divided, etc.) might be a term that suitably sums it up. However, I find that the more we explore, investigate, care and come to know that which is often negatively framed as “other”, the more we see the overriding commonalities, arching like a bridge over the cool, refreshing waters of humanity. So, following on that visual, my motto is, “Let’s dive in!”