Picture taken in Palma de Mallorca in 2013 by Ruth Capó.
I was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1974, one year before Francisco Franco (a dictator) died. Thus, I am still part of an in-between world, that of a painful period of transition to democracy. I am from a generation of limited resources and obsession with responsibility, hard work, and the notion that a society can, and should change if everybody works together towards a common goal. I grew up believing my father's profession (teacher and artist) was the most important for the formation of a decent and fair society of responsible citizens. I believe Education is "the" answer; collaboration, support and kindness, the principles behind success.
I took this picture in 2008 in Hollywood.
It commemorates A. Hitchcock's movie
Rebecca (1940). I was named after it.
As you can see in my Curriculum Vitae, I obtained my Ph.D. at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, a Master (a.k.a Postgraduate Diploma) in Education by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and a Master in Spanish as Second Language at Universitat Les Heures Barcelona. While finishing my disertation I moved to New Zealand, where I became Lecturer in Spanish (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at Massey University. After five years living there I moved with my husband to San Francisco, and eventually to Alaska, where I reside now. What prompt me to do what I do? Curiosity. Curiosity determines the way I live my life; it always did.
My journey began, what it seems to me, a long ago --you will be able to see this in my Eportfolio-- and it does not end here.
Comedian-Film Josef Kazda.
I took this picture in 2013 in
Golden Lane at Prague Castle.