About Me

kso-picKatherine 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:

Visit my website for more essays and reportage.

Keep in Touch: Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, my Amazon.com page, or my HuffPo Author Page.

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.

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