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Nazareth Investors Conference 2512 1003 Jennifer Santiago

Nazareth Investors Conference

Hosting U.S. Embassy Jerusalem’s 4th of July Party 1205 637 Jennifer Santiago

Hosting U.S. Embassy Jerusalem’s 4th of July Party

Video of onstage introductions Introducing Ambassador David Friedman On stage with the PM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ambassador David Friedman Introducing The Military…

A Year of Arabic in DC 640 618 Jennifer Santiago

A Year of Arabic in DC

At the Rock n Roll Marathon finish line with former NFL Star Donte Stallworth At the Rock n Roll Marathon finish line with former NFL…

Learning Arabic in Jordan 640 345 Jennifer Santiago

Learning Arabic in Jordan

Wadi Rum at Sunset Nearly finished with this two-year journey. I am currently living and working in Amman, Jordan studying Arabic. Just two months to…

Pre-Marathon Photoshoot 1600 1034 Jennifer Santiago

Pre-Marathon Photoshoot

The saturday before the big race, I headed to DUMBO with the brilliant Kari Otero for a pre-marathon photo shoot near the Brooklyn Bridge. These are…

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4:47:30

  I did it. Completed the NYC Marathon in under 5 hours. Raised over $3,000 for Team Paws. And, left some of the heart ache…

Marching for ‘MURICA 480 170 Jennifer Santiago

Marching for ‘MURICA

Exciting news! I was chosen to march with the USA contingent in the TCS NYC Marathon opening ceremony parade. See you in Central Park on…

Snorkeling Caye Caulker 1600 1200 Jennifer Santiago

Snorkeling Caye Caulker

Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world, second to Australia. So snorkeling/SCUBA is a must while here. I am still working on…

Marathon Training: One Month Left 640 243 Jennifer Santiago

Marathon Training: One Month Left

So far so good. No injuries and I am right on schedule. I have been following the free training schedule provided by the folks at…

Running the 2015 NYC Marathon 966 522 Jennifer Santiago

Running the 2015 NYC Marathon

The last two months of my life have been mired with loss and grief. One day, in an awful moment, I felt this inexplicable urge…

Best of Belize 1600 1600 Jennifer Santiago

Best of Belize

Chillin’ on Glovers Reef Atoll Have I mentioned I moved? Yeah- kind of big news. I’m living in Belize now. US Embassy Belmopan is my…

Aecio Sarti: My Favorite Brazilian Artist 478 384 Jennifer Santiago

Aecio Sarti: My Favorite Brazilian Artist

  We stumbled upon Aecio Sarti’s gallery in Paraty on our first visit to the UNESCO Heritage Site in Rio De Janeiro State. It was love…

Home Leave in Miami 480 480 Jennifer Santiago

Home Leave in Miami

    Practice on tiny waves makes perfect     One of the many perks of being a Foreign Service Officer is home leave. Without going…

Living Like A Gaucho in Argentina 640 388 Jennifer Santiago

Living Like A Gaucho in Argentina

According to several of my local staff, plenty of Brazilians actually despise Carnaval. Not the holiday, but the crowd/noise/traffic and drunken revelry that come with…

Porto De Galinhas 359 480 Jennifer Santiago

Porto De Galinhas

  I recently had an opportunity to TDY in Recife. After three days of shooting a video for the consular section’s waiting room, it was…