Juan Diego González was born in Guaymas, Son. (1969). Intern in Philosophy and Letters, Course Fundamental Theology, Bachelor in Hispanic Literature (UNISON), Master in Education (Tecmilenio University). Journalist, teacher, editor, director of youth theater. Author of several books, one of them published in Peru. His stories appear in various anthologies, both regional and national. In FIL Cajeme (2014) he reviewed, together with Elena Poniatowska, the book “The Universe or Nothing.” He is currently a columnist in “La Voz del Norte” (Mocorito, Sinaloa), Editor-in-Chief of Caracol Ediciones and is director of the Palapa School.
Odetta Ciancarelli was born in Italy and grew up in Connecticut; she comes from a family of doctors and surgeons. She went to Brown University and then spent 10 years in Europe, working in England, Holland and Italy, where she worked both for film festivals and making films as producer, director, and actor. After moving to New York she received two master’s degrees in TESOL and Educational Leadership. She now resides in Todos Santos, where she has lived for the past 4 years; in this time she has proudly worked for The Palapa Society, as a teacher, a committee member and, most recently, as an instructional coordinator.
Xavier Quiroz teaches mathematics, sciences and physical education. He was born in the city of La Paz, BCS, and graduated from the Technological in La Paz with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He is currently studying his Masters in Education and Teaching, with 12 years of teaching experience in the area of middle school and high school.
Armando Vázquez is a science teacher and was born in Ciudad Constitución, BCS Mex. He received his degree as an Industrial Food Engineer from the Higher Technological Institute of Ciudad Constitución and the Higher Technological Institute of Tamazula de Gordiano, Jalisco. He was awarded the title of Pedagogic Technician by the Superior Normal School of the State of Baja California Sur and worked as a scientific researcher of the “Delfin” program offered by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). He arrived in Todos Santos in June 2018. He feels very happy and proud to be part of this great project.
Ana Castillo is a professor of social sciences. She studied Social Anthropology at the National School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City. She worked with the program Enseña por México in the city of Puebla and later she dedicated herself to consulting on public policies on various topics (including education). She is currently excited to have joined the team of teachers at the Palapa School and hopes to collaborate actively with the school, students and parents.