Joanna Bender lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, with her partner Stacey Jaudon. Her professional background is in communications and leadership development; she currently enjoys working as a freelance editor, writer, and marketing consultant.
Articles by Joanna Bender :
By Joanna Bender CuencaHighLife is expanding its editorial coverage and is launching a community journalism fund to support the effort. “Readers have been asking for more in-depth news and people… On early Sunday morning December 18, the popular local eatery and expat hangout Common Ground was robbed. Video footage from the apartment building behind the restaurant shows four men leaving… By Joanna Bender Ecuador is known for producing fine coffee, and yet most of that good coffee is exported to the United States and Europe. Locals often have to be… By Joanna Bender When Pete Breckinridge and Michelle Bakeman, the husband/wife team behind the popular Popacuchu Café, closed and sold their thriving business recently, locals mourned the passing of the… By Joanna Bender When Pete Breckinridge and Michelle Bakeman, the husband and wife team behind the popular Popacuchu Café, closed and sold their thriving business recently, locals mourned its passing,… By Joanna Bender U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Todd Chapman is in Cuenca this week to meet with local officials and expats. It was his second visit to the city, and,… For New York pianist Jim Gala, playing jazz music is all about adding something meaningful to the moment when music is being created. And it’s not something you do by…