Born and raised in Sunnyvale, Grace Stetson is a freelance journalist and content strategist currently based in Santa Cruz. She mainly covers housing, development and homelessness for publications in Santa Cruz County, but additionally writes on arts and entertainment topics for publications across the greater Bay Area. When not working, you can find her at a local coffee shop, independent movie theater, or out on a hiking trail.
Latin America is known primarily for its tropical environments throughout history. However, balancing the area’s topography with often forgotten underlying political elements is important when understanding what shapes a place.