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Karla A. Santiago Ruiz: "Home was no longer our island"

Name: Karla A. Santiago Ruiz

Age: 26

Hometown: Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico

Current location: Westfield, Massachussets

The thought of leaving Puerto Rico and making her life elsewhere never crossed the mind of Karla A. 1,051 more words

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Backpacking the Caribbean: Damaly Gonzalez

Born in Brooklyn, NY of Puerto Rican parents, Damaly was influenced from a young age by her Father to travel. Presently, she has launched her newly renovated site Backpacking the Caribbean, an online cultural travel hub that connects the traveler to an authentic experience. 14 more words

Belonging to a Clique

Trees covered the entrance to the cave, but Don knew exactly where to find it. We followed him closely through vines and weaved our way in.  75 more words

Backpacking the Caribbean: Damaly Gonzalez

Born in Brooklyn, NY of Puerto Rican parents, Damaly was influenced from a young age by her Father to travel. Presently, she has launched her newly renovated site… 662 more words

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Natalia Giraldo: "It was the perfect moment to move away"

Name: Natalia Giraldo

Age: 26

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Current location: Phoenix, Arizona

Natalia Girardo finished her master’s degree in December 2014. By January, she had a job in Arizona. 777 more words

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Judith Negrón: "I'm here, but my heart belongs to Puerto Rico"

Name: Judith Negrón

Age: 35

Hometown: Aguada, Puerto Rico

Current location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas

Judith Negrón believes that part of her job as a mom is taking care of her kids’ future. 653 more words

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Marieli Aixa De Jesús Gordils: "The culture shock is definitely there"

Name: Marieli Aixa De Jesús Gordils

Age: 22

Hometown: Cayey, Puerto Rico

Current location: Sarasota, Florida

Tired of the lack of economic opportunities, young journalist Marieli Aixa De Jesús Gordils left Puerto Rico six months ago. 652 more words

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