Puerto Rican Expert

My SEAM was an exploratory project of Microsoft’s community building initiatives in San Juan.  The crux of my activities centered around attending the education forum and visiting Microsoft Retail Stores in San Juan, Atlanta, and Miami. I’ve visited the San Juan Store, but will visit the Atlanta and Miami stores later this summer. I didn’t…

SEAM Experience

My SEAM is focused on understanding how Microsoft uses local community building initiatives to communicate the corporation’s global values.  Microsoft is a multinational organizations that’s headquartered in the United States, but operates in more than 200 countries around the world. Microsoft specializes in technology, software, gaming systems, and solutions for business.  The company has embarked…

Observations of the education forum

I walked into the Microsoft Education Puerto Rico 2017 Forum feeling quite American, which can sometimes equate to superiority. I was quickly humbled when I was handed the conference agenda, which was in Spanish ONLY! As I approached each of the colorful booths, I was greeted with happy and inviting smiles, only to hear the…

Hiking El Yunque

When visiting Puerto Rico, the first recommendation one receives regarding things to do is El Yunque! The hike was strenuous, but the rewards were amazing! Once I reached the peak of the mountain, I joined dozens of people in the freezing cold water to recuperate, relax, and take in nature’s beauty. It was somewhat nostalgic…