About me


I started this webpage in spring 2010, as a way to document my self-billed “29th Year Extravaganza.”  I left my job at Senior Services in April 2010, and I traveled around Europe, India, and Southeast Asia until December 2010.  It’s since turned into a travel blog. I also blog about more work-related stuff on my Medium blog. Head over there to read about my experience in the Master’s in Political Ecology, Degrowth, and Environmental Justice program at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and musings about life in Barcelona.
I do nonprofit management, organizational development, and fundraising consulting through my business, Aril Consulting.

If you want to reach me you can find me at valerieannecosta (at) gmail.com.