Digital content creator, traveler, and ex-pat.
Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Nothing makes me happier than exploring new places and meeting new people. My passion for learning and growing never fades, and I’m always seeking out new challenges and opportunities to push myself personally and professionally. I’m a firm believer in the power of storytelling and strive to tell stories that are honest, authentic, and leave a lasting impact on others.

In 2017 I had the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. I began my bachelor’s, double degree in Audiovisual Communications and Advertising and Public Relations. During my study, I had the chance to study abroad in The Netherlands and in New York City. These experiences filled me with more curiosity to learn and travel. But above all, they have given me a much richer point of view of the world, cultures, and how people communicate. You can read all about it in my blog Excess Baggage.

I work doing what I love

Today I am an in-house Marketing and Communications specialist based in Madrid, Spain. I have worked for several brands in the travel and technology industries, in diverse international teams. I’m passionate about using my creativity and strategic mindset to help companies and individuals communicate their message in a way that truly resonates with their audience.

Let’s get personal

When I’m not glued to my laptop, you might find me planning my next trip, learning a new language, exploring the hidden gems of Madrid, or trying to convince my friends to join me for a night of laughter at a stand-up comedy show.

During my free time I love watching films and series, my favorites are comedies and psychological thrillers – I know, total opposites.

I am a foodie, but nowadays, who isn’t? I really enjoy cooking and when I’m feeling inspired, I love to learn new plant-based recipes – both for the health benefits and the delicious taste. As a self-proclaimed chef, I firmly believe that the best way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, and my friends can attest to that.

I’m guilty of spending hours scrolling through Instagram and TikTok, laughing at the most absurd memes, and sharing cat videos. I enjoy sharing my life on the socials and I make it a point to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and news.

Let’s connect on social media!

Feel free to follow me on Instagram where I’m constantly sharing my latest adventures, foodie finds, and cultural discoveries @zalmacolmenares. And if you’re passionate about travel, culture, and languages, check out my blog Excess Baggage for even more inspiration and insights.

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