It’s a great pleasure being the #63 curator at Catalanvoices. I’m super excited!
I’m Olga (@vullpiular), a 27-year-old woman and was borned and raised in a beautiful small village in Costa Brava called Calella de Palafrugell. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s worth checking it out. I feel privileged to come from such a beautiful place surrounding by forests and the coast and therefore, I have been involved in several initiatives to prevent forest fires and preserve nature.
I graduated in 2009 from the Autonomous University of Barcelona with a degree in Economy and a specialization in International Trade. While at UAB, I took some courses on Japanese language as well. In 2012, I was honored with an internship with the Catalan government that allowed me to spend one year in the Silicon Valley area of California, United States. While in the U.S., I worked to promote Catalan trade and investment throughout Silicon Valley while assisting in promoting business opportunities (FDI) in Catalonia. This was a eye-opening experience from which I learned a lot.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking travelling, and other such activities. As I am quite active, I particularly enjoy travelling and learning from other cultures and countries (including their gastronomy); the world is full of diversity and its beauty and secrets have always fascinated me.
While I do not own a motorbike (yet), I much enjoy riding with my boyfriend Jordi, whom I met at a motorbike race organized by @motards11s to promote the Catalan language.
As you may notice, I am very involved in Catalan politics through several organizations such as the Catalan Assembly and the Foreign Catalan Assemblies Council, a democratic association started by Catalans living abroad. Check out at www.catalanassembly.org and @catalanassembly.
Lastly, I am the founder of a blog about the press and media surrounding Catalonia- please check it out! (www.internationalcatalonia.com or @INT_CAT)
I look forward to sharing my tweets, thoughts, and experiences with you during this week. I really hope you enjoy!