My name is Katia and I’m from Brazil. I came to the US in 2000 to realize my dream. My dream however was not the American Dream… my dream was to be fluent in English and be educated in the United States. Pretty unambitious, but at the time it was as pretty unattainable for a 19 year old young woman . But I made it, and I’m proud of it! I’m not only fluent in English, but also in Spanish – thanks to my brilliant hubby!
I’ve been living in the US ever since. I graduated with a B.S in Marketing and am on the way to getting my MBA. I’ve also been through culture shock and experienced first-hand the “fish out of water” syndrome. All that together with my marketing background has enabled me to see things differently and apply transcultural marketing techniques to better understand the marketplace and things around me.
There’s so many things to say, so many things that people can’t see because they’re blind by their culture…. and because of that, I intend to write as much as possible about transcultural issues surrounding global business today and hope to shed some light on this matter.