Kristen Delaney (born 1983, Dallas Texas – USA), moved shortly thereafter to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she spent her formative years exploring Islands like The Bahamas (her grandparent’s resided there), discovering The Great Pines in Canada, and longing, eagerly to see the rest of the world. She also worked with the local police department as co-director of a delinquent at risk summer camp, dabbled in the dark room, wrote poetry, and performed seasonal road duties as a sales assistant in a progressive music company.
Graduating with a B.S. in Psychology and a Minor in Family Studies, from John Brown University, she actively pursued a career in therapy and became a Mental Health Specialist in one of America’s poorest neighborhoods, Watts, OK. While there, she educated on habits of organization, culinary expertise, wellness, meditation, and art therapy. Eventually, she moved to Seoul, South Korea where she assumed the role of language instructor for Berlitz Corporate. While in Korea, she had the unique opportunity to teach members in significant organizations such as: GM, Samsung, and Chanel. Additionally, she went on to pursue one-on-one training with Seoul National University Graduates, and worked as an assistant to Korea’s Master of Pilates.
Though she tried, she never could get away from her love of journalism, and took her first official writing position as an events specialist/arts columnist with, “Hi-Seoul of Asia.”
In January of 2010, she moved to Shanghai for no better reason than to see the world and explore it fully. Currently, you can find her working as a competency analyst for a US based company entitled, Salary.com and as a freelance writer for island6.
It is her goal to live fully as a traveler, embracing the culture of a collective people.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines,
sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain