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Mary Luvera

Director of Product Management

Mary grew up in New Jersey in a community that welcomed many first generation Americans, including her parents who came to the U.S. in the 1960s from Italy and Cuba. She grew up speaking 3 languages, spent a number of summers in Calabria, Italy with extended family, and studied abroad in Mexico and Venezuela. Professionally, she is a “tech geek” who directs software product strategy for small and medium businesses. She loves to learn about other cultures, food, and environments. Plunging into a world unknown to her is the ultimate high. She has traveled to countries all over the world, both personally and professionally, but still has a long list of “must see” places she would like to visit. She welcomes the opportunity to compare notes on "best trips" with you.

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The Night I Saw a Sloth Explode

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 12, 2015

"We are 'Travel Collectors'. We don't collect things so much as ideas and knowledge of the places we go."

In "The Night I Saw a Sloth Explode" from PechaKucha Night Westport Vol. 1, self-proclaimed tech geek and globetrotting mom, Mary Luvera shares the story that she collected with her family on a recent trip to Costa Rica. While researching Costa Rica and plans for what to do there, the family became captivated by sloths which would become one of the trip's main focus ...and eventual highlight (no pun intended.) Mary shares some fascinating facts and mysteries the discovered along the way about sloths, and the story of the night in Costa Rica when she and her family saw one exploded.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednseday, Octobern 21st, 2015.


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Westport, CT @ Westport Library
Oct 12, 2015