Gail Nystrom is a native ofthe United States and has lived and worked in Costa Rica for the past Thirty-five years. Born and raised in Virginia and New Jersey, Gail received a Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Denver. In 1978, Gail came to Costa Rica as a member of the Peace Corps and worked to set up special education classrooms around the country. Remaining in Costa Rica after her Peace Corps assignment, Gail has dedicated herself to supporting at-risk populations as they search for ways to improve the quality of their lives. Gail lives in Santa Ana, Costa Rica, with her three children Felipe, Francisco, and Sarah.