Author Jane Kelly Amerson López is a Third Culture Kid, memoirist, and storyteller.

My passport picture, circa 1958

My childhood as a diplomat’s kid made me a fierce defender of democracy. My dance career made me grateful for movement. My state government career taught me the importance of public service. A community of strangers in Amsterdam save my life in 2019. I see America through an international filter, believe we are the government, and know that community is the only way the world makes sense.

I live in South Florida with my husband and our rescue Lab, Kumba.

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