Facilitators are members of the Pachamama Alliance community who step into leadership by hosting Symposiums and spreading the message of Up to Us.
Paula Perez Costas
- Location: San Diego, California, United States
- Primary Language: Galician
- Facilitator Since: 2014
- Website: Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance
As a Facilitator, I am Committed to
- Symposium Host
- Symposium Producer
- Community Coordinator
I've been a Facilitator since 2014.
I like to introduce myself through my passions. For me, being passionate about something is one of the most powerful tools that leads to success, and gives my life meaning.
My passions are: social entrepreneurship, new economy, leadership, teamwork, personal growth, community and social interactions, education, social justice, environmental sustainability, cultural roots, dance, languages, music, traveling, laughing and the outdoors.
I am a big-picture person, energetic, creative and with initiative. I have the ability to adapt to different environments quite fast. I'm grounded, organized and detail oriented. I enjoy holding and working on a long term goal, while managing the routine responsabilities needed to maintain productivity.
I speak five languages, have lived in two continents and five different countries. My college education and most of my professional experience has been focused on tourism. I have had the privilege of observing different tourist destination dynamics through my jobs in hospitality. I am fascinated by the anthropology side of tourism; humankind's urge to travel. I am interested in how the hosting culture of a tourist destination evolves or gets modified by its coexistence with diverse foreign cultures.
The rest of my experience goes from language teacher to bilingual nanny, as well as, dancer, producer manager and activist (mainly focused on gender and environmental causes).
In short: I am a multipotentialite* on a mission!
Thank you for taking the time to know me. Feel free to reach out!
* "Those of us with many interests, many jobs over a lifetime, and many interlocking potentials". Emilie Wapnick - TEDxBend 2015
Why I'm a Pachamama Alliance Facilitator
I cannot understand my life without being an activist.
I try to live consciously and love sharing this life with the rest of the beings, as well as Mother Earth. The best of this life is that we are never along and we get to work as a team in anything we decide to do. Everything and everyone is interrelated and that's the Magical Power.
Being a facilitator of Pachamama Alliance, allows me to be aware, active and in contact with you all!!!
If I could change the world
I wouldn't necessarily change it, but I would love to add balance to this world.... balance in the access to resources, balance in the opportunities available for everyone and Mother Earth, balance in a more spiritual way of living, just more balance!.....
This is who inspires me
Who inspires me is my grandma -from wherever she is now- my mom, and the rest of the strong women I am the privilege of having in my life.
Also, Jose Mujica (expresident of Uruguay), Thich Nhat Hanh, Maya Angelou have been, and still are a great inspiration for me.
Experiences I'm proud of
I am proud of my friends and my mom. Every single one of them are wise and different, and they teach me SO much everyday!!
What I'm passionate about
Check the "Personal Statement" section. It's included there ;)