Traveler Bio

Hola! Hello! I'm Héctor R. Castrillón-Costa, but you can call me Héctor. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, in a small coastal city named Humacao by P.R.'s aboriginal natives, the Tainos. I have always been interested in education, so when I finished high school, I moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, to attend college. There I studied political science and United States history. Following that, I moved to San Antonio, Texas and worked for three years as a bilingual social studies teacher. I loved teaching and getting to know my students.

I was not finished being a student myself, though. I decided to go back to college and further my education, this time focusing on helping communities of students who are often marginalized because of the language they speak. I enrolled in a doctoral program that explores intersections between culture, literacy and language.

I also received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research around the new bilingual program being implemented for the first time in St. Lucia this school-year. I'm currently living in Gros Islet, St. Lucia, where I will conduct my study throughout the year. I can't wait to share my travels, experiences, photos, and stories from beautiful St. Lucia with you all. I really hope that by sharing my experiences, I can inspire you to travel and study abroad when you are older. These are life experiences that you will never forget. See all of you very soon!