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The city rose to prominence in the 16th century as the main port for trade between Spain and its overseas empire. And the years since have been good to it: the present-day city maintains a prestigious position, championing an energy—fueled by the beat of its vallenato rhythms—found few other places in the Caribbean.
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Shella Zelenz is a global traveler and seeker of truth. Her various endeavors have involved her in nonprofit management and support, education, the arts, as well as numerous research fields. She has always been in search of information and answers to the problems she saw before her. When she isn’t writing, she is listening to music from around the world or partaking in international television and film. In her travels, she often sought destinations in order to better understand the history and how their experiences have shaped them as a people. She has traveled 26 countries with her family and their dog. They also managed to pick up a cat along the way while in Panama.
Her work has also facilitated publication for medical and research journals as well as privately published books. Her newly released book, “RootEd: How Trauma Impacts Learning and Society” is available for purchase worldwide.