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  • Rosalind Baitel
    Rosalind Baitel

    Originally from New Orleans, Rosalind obtained her degree in Secondary Science Education from Louisiana State University in 1983. She moved to Panama in 1985 to teach science at a U.S. Department of Defense Dependents School. 

  • Sister Barbara Ozelski
    Sister Barbara Ozelski

    Sister Barbara Ozelski is a Sister of Mercy, born in 1936 in Brooklyn (Queens), New York. She entered religious life at 18 years old. Her father told her she was not meant for this life…why?... because she had a boyfriend and liked to dance too much.  

  • KC Hardin
    KC Hardin

    KC Hardin is an American and longtime resident of Panama who has consistently shown his dedication to his local community in Casco Viejo, including in projects involving the U.S. Embassy. 

  • Starr McCamant
    Starr McCamant

    When it was time to retire, Starr McCamant searched the globe for a country that offered a quality lifestyle, warm weather, and an environment where she and husband could live safely and happily. When visiting Panama in 2006, they were impressed and decided this was the place.