Claudia was born and raised in Cartagena and, with the exception of a few years spent in Spain and Bogotá, has lived most of her life in her native city. She has an intense love for history and culture, both of which helped shape an MA in history from the University of Cartagena. Claudia taught Columbian and world history at the University Jorde Tadeo Lozano for 7 years. She is passionate about her hometown and loves sharing her in-depth knowledge of the area with travelers as she welcomes them to Cartagena.
A Native of Cartagena, Alexander is a passionate community leader. Having grown up in the low-income San Francisco district, and seeing how education and learning English can improve a child's future, he founded the <a href="http://thealexrochayouthcenter.tumblr.com/">Alexander Rocha Youth Center</a> in 2012. Although a project very much in progress, the center is already making a difference in the community and is the focal point of our <a href="https://www.contexttravel.com/city/cartagena/walking-tour-details/the-barrio-visiting-and-volunteering-in-san-francisco">The Barrio visit.</a>
Born in Bogotá and raised in Cartagena, Luis has spent his whole life living here and enjoying its friendly, warm, and creative culture. He's been very interested in the local history since he was in school, a passion which incited him to pursue studies in tourism at university. In 2013 he obtained an MA in history from the University of Cartagena. He remains linked to his Alma Mater as part of a semillero of investigation through which he participates in a radio program focused on historical subjects. As an urban historian, he specializes in the development of Colombia and Cartagena from prehispanic to the present day.