Meet the team: Tanya

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde
A few weeks ago I posted my first blog about our wonderful team mate Shantall who works with us in Nicaragua! This week, I would like to introduce you to the fantastic Tanya, our fabulous team member and volunteer coordinator in Costa Rica. Tanya is there from day one when you arrive in Costa Rica, receiving you froatm the airport, introducing you to your new home and project, making you feel comfortable and welcome into INLEXCA! So, who is she?

“What’s your full name?”

Hello! I’m Tanya Castro

“What is your role at INLEX/CA?”

I’m the volunteer coordinator in Costa Rica and I am also a Spanish teacher for some of the volunteers too!

“What three things are on your bucket list?”

I want to do a parachute jump, live in another country, try ayahuasca, take part in the Dakar Rally, walk the Camino a Santiago in Spain and go and visit previous volunteers in their homes! I would also like to finish reading the bible and find my true love hahahahahahah (am I asking too much!!).

“Why do you love your job?”

Working with INLEXCA is a really fun job actually, I love always meeting new volunteers and see how they develop and contribute to the development of Costa Rica.

“If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?”

I would love to be able to read minds. (watch out volunteers!)

“What is your favorite thing about Costa Rica”?

The thing I like the most about my country is that we don’t have an army! As a people, we are really relaxed and carefree and I also like the variety of nature here, it’s beautiful.

The females, an adult and two children
Tanya with her two twin daughters

“What is your favorite project?”

Ooh…there are many but I really like La Mission, firstly because of the great work that they do, and also because of who they are, They are incredible people, completely committed to the children they help.

“Do you have any pets?”

I have a pet cat!

“If you were making a movie of your life, which famous actor would play you?”

Jennifer Aniston.

“Can you play any musical instruments?”

No, I have never learnt to play an instrument but I would love to know how to play the guitar!

“What do you do in your free time?”

In my free time I take care of my family, read and do exercise.