Maya DeVries Maya deVries is a biologist with an active research program at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Galeta Marine Laboratory in Colón. For the past three years, Maya has been actively involved with connecting the Coco Solo community to the science education program at Galeta Marine Laboratory.
Blake Scott Blake joins the Cambio Creativo team as a student and teacher of history. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. He looks to the past to better understand the present of cross-cultural exchange. His work with Cambio Creativo is focused on youth literacy, and supporting the community’s growing library of children and adult books.
Rose Marie Cromwell Rose Marie Cromwell is a photographic and social practice artist. She has published and exhibited her artwork internationally. For the last 11 years, Rose has worked in art education and activism in various places around the world such as Baltimore, MD, Syracuse, NY, and Panama.
Martin Danyluk Martin is a geographer from Toronto, Canada, who studies the impacts of global trade on everyday life in port cities. His work in Coco Solo has focused on fostering awareness of the area’s history as part of the former Panama Canal Zone and its importance to the shipping industry.
Emmy Griffin Emmy is researcher and international development professional. She joined Cambio Creativo after serving as a consultant to the organization while completing her Master’s in Global Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, TX. Previously, Emmy was the Director of a community development organization and organic coffee farm in Nicaragua.