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KATE BARRANCO

Kate Barranco

Network & Storytelling Coordinator at The Wellbeing Project

Madrid,
Spain

Kate Barranco is the Network and Storytelling Coordinator at the Wellbeing Project, where she focuses heavily on the partnership with Georgetown University research efforts (Intergenerational Trauma and Ecological Belonging). She is a recent graduate from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she studied Culture & Politics and cognitive science, with a focus on equity-centered design and leadership. Through her work at the Red House at Georgetown University, she had the chance to collaborate with the Wellbeing Project on the intergenerational trauma work and attend the 2022 Global Wellbeing Summit in Bilbao. Outside of work, she enjoys boxing, watercoloring, trying new foods and recipes, going to see live music/arts performances, and traveling. She is incredibly grateful to be a part of the Wellbeing Project team!

What does inner wellbeing mean to you?

While wellbeing is personal for everyone, it encompasses finding balance, resilience, fulfillment, and purpose in the everyday. For me, I feel most rejuvenated when I am interacting with or doing art.

How would you define wellbeing in one word?

Rejuvenation

Are there any rituals or practices you use to enhance your wellbeing?

Attending live music performances, exploring new hobbies, reading

Why is it important that we prioritize individual, organizational and societal wellbeing?

The individual, organizational, and societal wellbeing are all intricately interconnected. We are shaped by our environments, and our environments shape us. Prioritizing wellbeing across these levels is not just important, it’s ethically imperative, as it is a fundamental right to lead a fulfilling and healthy life.

Do you have any favourite books, podcasts, or articles that you believe support, promote or educate on wellbeing and related themes?

Anything by Brene Brown (books, podcasts, or otherwise), My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem, https://2030.vice.com