About Me

Kelly Mitchell Wonder My Way Ecuador Travel Blog

A small town gal that packed her bags and bought a one way ticket to Cuenca, Ecuador in pursuit of life, adventure and love.

Hi! 👋🏻My name is Kelly Mitchell and I am pleased to make your acquaintance! Thank you for checking out my site. Wonder My Way is a space for me to document my wonders, wanders and ponders of my life in Ecuador. I am here to share lessons learned about moving abroad, life in Cuenca, and travel tips for exploring Ecuador.

What’s My Story?

I moved from my hometown of Frederick, Maryland to Cuenca, Ecuador in December 2015 to spread my wings and build a life of love, joy, and of course, challenges. Living abroad is a unique experience, and one that I am happy to share with you (if you’re still reading this 😉 )

I currently work at the Heart of Gold Foundation as the Program Coordinator where I am building a program of capacity-building workshops and solidarity dialogues for grassroots organizations in Ecuador. I also work as a freelance writer and freelance model when the time spares. In past work, I have been an advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and consulted on topics ranging from community-based conflict resolution to multi-stakeholder dialogues on the international stage.

I received my Masters at the American University School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a focus in Latin America, and my Bachelors at Towson University with a double major in Cultural Anthropology and International Studies with a minor in Spanish.

I have a passion for travel, learning, being outdoors, coffee, music and positivity.

Interested in collaborating?

Chances are, so am I! Send me a message at kelly.ilene.mitchell [at] gmail [dot] com. Whether it’s writing, consulting, you name it, let’s talk!

  • Check out my resume in English or Spanish for more of my professional experience to see if we are the right fit!
  • Check out my book here for my modeling experience

“Peace. It doesn’t mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”