A Renewed Por Colombia NY Professional Network

Guatape, Colombia

Over the past three years, Por Colombia NY has created some of the most amazing friendships I could have asked for.  It was three years ago when I realized that I had no professional Colombian friends, and I wanted to start networking con “mi gente”.

While forging close friendships has been easy to do, getting this group to develop into something more substantial has not been.  Think about it, all of the members are busy professionals! I was tempted to let the group fold – until this year’s presidential election knocked me to the ground.  I realized that the only way to battle our way out of this is to unite, and become an ACTIVE group of professionals with a voice.

And so it is with great pride that we are planning to re-launch this group.  Stay tuned for additional details, but in short members of the Facebook group will be required to (1) Register on the site (2) Tell us a little bit about who you are and (3) Decide how you will help us making a difference in the lives of those involved with Colombia in one small way.

We are pulling together a new Board. If you are interested in joining the Board in some capacity, please reach out through Facebook or Twitter.  More soon, and we hope to meet you all in this New Year.


Marcela (Gaviria) Shine
Born in Medellin, I immigrated to the United States with my family when I was six.
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