About Me

gabyrendonOh well, it is difficult trying to make sense of who I am right now.

To be honest, I am not quite sure yet, I studied International Relations in Mexico City, worked as a government official, got married, adopted three dogs before I had children, then open my own startup (child care centers) closed it a few years later and went back to study a Master’s degree on National Security Studies, crazy right? I know… Welcome to my mind.

I stayed on the security topic for a long time, over 15 years learning on theories of terrorism and political violence, researching about guerrilla movements in Latin America; I enjoyed working open source intelligence, political analysis, media monitoring, risk assessment and making sense of democracy in Latin America.

In 2010 I moved to Texas, never expecting a 180-degree shift unbecoming who I used to be, you could say I got lost in translation the same as Bill Murray’s Bob aching to reconnect with life, suffering from cultural and language differences (I honestly thought I was bilingual, I now admit that I was as bilingual as a toddler), bored and lonely despite the constant carpooling, school volunteering, PTO meetings, part-time office, and studies…

Then the special circumstance, the hidden variable in the analysis appeared distorting all sense of balance, calm and “normality” if such a thing even exists. The shock of discovering one of my children was a victim of bullying to the point of a mental breakdown and the slow healing process that has changed our lives forever.

I am a devoted mother to my daughters, not a helicopter parent but a tough mum who’s mission is to do whatever is necessary for my kiddos to acquire the skills to survive this strange and erratic world we live in.

Did I mention I have a strange affair with coffee? I believe my coffee addiction developed an alter ego who runs in coffee fumes and martinis, loves to sketch and doodle.

What else is out there? Oh yes, I am a research analyst, and my goal is to understand the impact of globalization in international conflict, its consequences (Human Trafficking) and forge recommendations based in the 4Ps: Prevention, Prosecution, Protection, and Partnership.

So I am basically a nutcase with a sarcastic sense of humor, who is surviving motherhood and graduate studies at the Harvard Extension School. As my good friend, Edgar Allan Poe would say “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity” but what is most “I do not suffer from insanity I enjoy every minute of it”.

 

 

 

 

 

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