Katherine Stanley Obando
writer in Costa Rica’s urban jungle
I live in San José, Costa Rica, with my husband and daughter, and write about my 12 years living abroad, language, and the ups and downs of motherhood far from home.
I’m the author of:
- “Love in Translation: Letters to My Costa Rican Daughter,” a book inspired by this blog and published in 2016 by The Tico Times Publishing Group;
- The “Maeology” column at The Tico Times, which explores Costa Rican street slang;
- And “Shadow Cabinet,” a weekly series of interviews of women leaders in the United States.
Visit my website for more essays and reportage.
I’m also the Editor at The Tico Times, a blogger at The Huffington Post, the English Communications Assistant to Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias, and an experienced freelance writer, editor and translator. As a Development Officer at the Costa Rica-USA (CRUSA) Foundation and the co-founder of JumpStart Costa Rica, I work to connect educational, environmental and economic development projects in Costa Rica with partner institutions, donors and volunteers around the world.