The #YoungAmericanExpat Team
Founder and contributor - (based in London)
Richie founded #YoungAmericanExpat in its current form in 2016 as a way to both showcase his expat life but also to begin showcase the cool and amazing stories of the other young American expats he has met! He has lived in 6 countries and currently calls London home. In fact, he has spent more time outside the USA than in it. As a day job he has +15 years professional expertise mainly in the areas of economic development (mainly trade & investment) and is passionate about international education and expat issues.
Richie's website: www.richiesantosdiaz.com
Associate and contributor - (based in Madrid)
Colleen is a doctoral student in Madrid, Spain, having lived previously in London. She is currently pursuing a thesis entited "Los inmigrants musulmanes de segunda generacion en Madrid: Las politicas de integracion y las respuestas de los individuos (Second generation Muslim immigrants in Madrid: the politics of integration and the responses of individuals)," while working part-time for a Madrid-based NGO. She is a young American expat who first came to Madrid, fell in love with a Spaniard, got married - and fell in love with Spain!