Mapmaker Profile: Suzie & Raul

Mapmaker Profile - Suzie and Raul

Raul was born and raised in Mexico City, and has lived in New York City for seven years. He and his wife moved to Jackson Heights a year-and-a-half ago, where they now live with their one-year-old daughter. Raul studied software engineering in Mexico and is now an IT Project Manager for NBC. In his free time he likes to search for Mexican food that reminds him of home, and he is still looking. But he has found some amazing Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan and Colombian restaurants in the neighborhood, which will hopefully sustain him for a while longer. Apart from Spanish and English, Raul speaks French and some German, and has lived in France and Germany, as well as various cities throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

Suzie was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and studied International Economics at UCLA with a specialization in Latin America. During college she spent a semester in Santiago, Chile, which solidified her innate interest in learning about other cultures, especially those from Latin America. She has taken various twists and turns in her career, having first worked in the fashion industry, then as a wardrobe stylist for music videos, and currently as a travel publicist for international hotels. She is an adamant vegan (well, most of the times. Cheese doesn´t count…right?) and in her free time is obsessed with all-things-food, especially cooking.

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