Mariela Regalado

In 2019, Mariela made a bold move, relocating to her hometown of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. There, she worked as a professional development coach at a local non-profit, helping to uplift her community and make a difference in the lives of others. Mariela lives a dual citizenship life, splitting her time between the Dominican Republic and the United States with her daughter, who is also an andariega. Through her experiences, Mariela wants to inspire others to know that returning to their homeland and living a dual citizenship life is not only possible but also fulfilling. In addition to her advocacy work, Mariela is a talented writer, expressing her experiences through poetry, prose, articles, and blogging.