Hello! My name is Ximena and I like to think I am an extremely adventurous person. I grew up in Alta Verapaz, more specifically in Cobán, Guatemala, but I moved to Norway when I was 16 to get my International Baccalaureate. When I was in Norway, I lived with 105 people from all over the world, got to discover some of the prettiest landscapes I have ever seen in my life, and I even saw Northern lights! (almost every night in October). After Norway, I moved to Florida to complete my Public Health degree.
Why Habitat Guatemala?
I am passionate about Public Health and helping communities to be empowered and improve their quality of life. Habitat Guatemala does so by giving families an opportunity to adequate housing and improving their living conditions.
What do you like the most about your position?
One of the things I like about my position is the opportunity to see projects from scratch and to work with a multidisciplinary team which gives me a chance to learn from all the areas of the field.
A message to the Habitat community
I am happy to be part of the Habitat Guatemala community and I look forward to working with you all!