Greetings fellow Earthling!

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Photo Credit: Gab Carrizales
There is information on this site in Spanish, my second language, my first language is English. I have studied other languages, mainly Italian, Portuguese and French. Speaking more than one language is quite good for the brain and I encourage you to learn a new language today!

Hi!

My name is Alma. I was born and raised in New York and after graduating from college, went on a path of adventure and moved to Mexico. At the moment, I work in international education managing a social impact and innovation program in Mexico City.

My background includes technology and language instruction, project management, digital media, and entrepreneurship. A sustainable development entrepreneur, I sold reusable coconut fiber bags, creating content and selling them online. Which led to my most recent endeavor in e-commerce consultancy.

With over a decade of teaching and training experience, I have worked with just about everyone, from business executives to kindergartners to orphans. I love being involved in my community. I have volunteered as a public relations representative for a local chapter of Toastmasters and help found and run an educational organization called C Girls Code. Learning, writing, teaching, and being around smart, scrappy, creative people get my heart racing.

I believe that life is about learning- it’s no fun when I am not learning something new! Which explains why I am a coding enthusiast and have taken Javascript and C programming classes through different MOOCs. My passion for learning and technology will soon have me in a boot camp- I am an Edie Windsor Coding Scholar thanks to Lesbians Who Tech! I will be joining the Javascript Fullstack Developer online program with Barcelona Code School.

You can find samples of the content I have created in Spanish and English in the Publications section of this site.  Please feel free to reach out, send me an email at dushka.rinasz@gmail.com or for e-commerce consultancy inquiries, please email me at alma@calendatech.com. I’d love to hear from you!