Kimberly Newton-Klootwyk was born in El Salvador to a Costa Rican-Guatemalan father and a U.S.-Italian American mother. This bi-cultural mix, along with her upbringing in many worlds, extensive travels, and focus on cultural anthropology and subaltern history in college, provides a unique foundation for her work as a cultural liaison. Kimberly's expertise is in inter-American relations, with a special focus on North-South relations and the defense of indigenous people’s rights.
She is the co-founder and senior program director for Costa Rica Conservation Trust.
Kimberly has also served as treasurer and fundraiser for the Institute for Cultural Awareness. In Costa Rica, she has led workshops for the Comité de Reciclaje y Educación Ambiental de Perez Zeledón, a county recycling and ecological education committee. In addition she has served as program development consultant for numerous Costa Rican grassroots community groups.
To learn more about Costa Rica Conservation visit: www.conservecostarica.org .
To find out more about social-impact evaluations, inter-American relations, and the development of socially responsible eco-business and project strategies, contact Kimberly: connectionsinstitute (at) gmail.com.