Traveler Bio

I am Carlos Alberto Mesa. I was born in Medellín, Colombia, but grew up on the East Coast of the United States. Living both in New York City and Boston was very exciting and made me into who I am today. I always knew I had an international background, and I was constantly surrounded by people who did as well. I enjoyed learning about my Colombian heritage while acquiring great American values and personality traits. I began my college education at Bunker Hill Community College, and then transferred to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. From there, I studied abroad at the London School of Economics, Sogang University in South Korea, traveled back to Medellín to research urban development, and ultimately received a Fulbright scholarship to represent the U.S. as a scholar in Mexico.

Being able to live, work and study in Mexico City was positively life-changing. I worked as a financial analyst for a Mexican company, took MBA courses at a prominent Mexican university, and avidly volunteered for the Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation. I traveled extensively throughout the country, but I also highly enjoyed the grandness of México City--one of the biggest cities in the world. Come along with me to learn about my journey, and remember, Viva México!