|Birth Day:||July 7, 1964|
|Birth Place:||Guayaquil, Ecuador|
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She took classes in economics and tourism and also worked as a professional singer and voice-over artist.
She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 7, 1964. She lived in California, United States during 1985-2012. Since 2012, she resided in Ecuador, but flew extensively through the world. In 1995, she published her book "Karina Galvez – Poetry and Songs", which includes both English and Spanish versions of her poems and a prologue written by León Roldós Aguilera, former vice-president of Ecuador. In 1996, her "Poem for My Mother" won 2nd place in the annual Latin American poetry contest organized by the "Casa de la Cultura" in Long Beach, CA. She is also a songwriter and has written children's poems and short children's stories.
"Poesía y Cantares" ("Poetry and Songs"). Poetry book published in 1995 by Ecuadorian poet Karina Galvez. It contains English and Spanish versions of Galvez' poems. Foreword for the book was written by Leon Roldos Aguilera, former vice-president of Ecuador. 106 pages. Most poems are love poems, but poems about Guayaquil, California, and children's poems were also included.
She studied economics at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil and obtained a degree in tourism at California Travel School. Her knowledge of Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese allowed her to share her poetry in several languages. She has been a soprano and a talent for voice overs. One of the pioneers of the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles. Member of the Ibero-American Society of Poetry of Los Angeles. She is a national disaster trainer for the Orange County American Red Cross, member of the Catholic Detention Ministry in Orange County, CA, Member of DMAT CA-1. Community activist. She received a commendation by Mayor James Hahn of Los Angeles, CA, Mayor Miguel Pulido of Santa Ana, CA, and by California Senator Kevin de León. On October 2008 she was part of the Ecuadorian delegation invited by the Vatican to the Canonization of Narcisa de Jesús Martillo and on April 2014, to the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.
In 2011 Karina Galvez was nominated to the First International Medal of Peace and Culture "Presidente Salvador Allende", in Chile. Also in 2011, Galvez, together with musician Pablo Goldstein and painter Luis Burgos Flor, was one of the only three non-Mexican artists to be invited to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, where her poem "Ave, Mi Guadalupana" debuted with Goldstein playing Franz Schubert's Ave Maria (Schubert) on bandoneón in the background.
On March 1st, 2016, Galvez along with Toño Escobar from Fundación BienvenidoGYE were David Rockefeller's hosts and guides on his visit to Guayaquil, Ecuador.
"The Avowal", the English version in micro-theatre format of Karina Galvez' monologue "I Swear I Will" (about domestic violence) debuted on June 9, 2017 at the CEN (Centro Ecuatoriano Norte-Americano) in Urdesa, Guayaquil.
On October 23, 2017, the Major Council of Chiefs and Communes of Chiloé (in Chiloé Archipelago, in Los Lagos Region, Chile) through Resolution #7, granted Karina Galvez the title of "Williche de Chiloé Por Gracia" (Williche of Chiloé by Grace), to acknowledge her work for Latin American culture and for the Williche people around the world, a title that essentially means that she was received as a member of the Huilliche people.
Currently, Karina Galvez is 58 years, 6 months and 25 days old. Karina Galvez will celebrate 59th birthday on a Friday 7th of July 2023.
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