June 2014

I’ve have the coolest room mates ever imagined. Here’s a story about how my day student roomate from college Greta Murphy surivived something traumatic and unexpected as blowing off two fingers, doing research, and raising funds to grow them back!!! Who does that?! Just the unicorns I’ve lived with. NBD. OH and did I mention that she is fully recovered and has started on an amazing solo Euro journey?! I can’t deal with the cool points.

La Modelo del Mes


Greta was traveling on a three-week trip around Europe. I was able to catch a moment with her while she was staying in Fuengirola before heading off to her next destination.

shimadakemp_0711_1Are you traveling or do you live here in Spain?
I work as a Language Assistant in Santiago teaching students English. This past year, several of Shimada’s Models have been participants from the same program.

How did you meet Shimada?
I read a post about “La modelo del mes” on one of our Facebook forums. When I was headed back home for Christmas, I needed a haircut. Since I had a layover in Madrid, I decided to contact him.

Why did you come to Spain?
I actually applied to the program as a backup. I was headed off to Panama in February 2013 to work with an NGO called Floating Doctors. The week before my departure, I had a traumatic…

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