DA Mexico Vice Chair of Chapter Affairs / DPCA Voting Representative / DA Guadalajara Chapter Chair

I have been living and working in Guadalajara for 18 years. My background is in communications, psychology, and education, and I work as an independent editor and as a psychotherapist (mostly online these days). I´ve been a member of DA since before the Guadalajara chapter formed and in 2017 helped to build our chapter. I was eventually elected to Chair in February 2019. For the past two years I’ve worked alongside an enthusiastic and talented team of active volunteers, including those from other chapters. The cohesive relationship we have built amongst our chapters has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my involvement with DA. With my experience in chapter building and management, I think I’d be a great support to other chapters, sharing infrastructure and operational ideas, helping brainstorm complicated issues, serving as liaison to other areas in the organization, and being a strong shoulder to lean on if needed.
 
I am bilingual and a dual citizen, having received my Mexican citizenship in December of 2017. I am married to Carlos Dominguez Huerta and am the doting mother of two French bulldogs. 

 


  • Meet our Members/Conozca a nuestros miembros - Mex-Pat: How a native New Yorker became an expat in a rural Mexican village

    Meet our members/Conozca a nuestros miembros

     

    Mex-Pat: How a native New Yorker became an expat in a rural Mexican village

    New York nurse Patricia Green shares her experiences of volunteering on three continents, initially knowing absolutely no one in the countries in which she served, gradually making lasting friendships extending through five continents, and eventually “coming home” to the small rural village of Cofradía de Suchitlán in central Mexico where she now lives.

    Mex-Pat: Cómo una nativa de Nueva York se convirtió en expatriada en un pueblo rural mexicano

    Patricia Green, enfermera de Nueva York comparte sus experiencias como voluntaria en tres continentes, inicialmente sin conocer absolutamente a nadie en los países en los que sirvió y poco a poco haciendo largas amistades extendiéndose a cinco continentes, y al final “viniendo a casa” al pequeño pueblo rural de Cofradía de Suchitlán en la zona central de México donde ahora vive.

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    May 19, 2021 at 7pm
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  • rsvped for 2021 Global Meeting 2021-04-15 09:10:27 -0400

    2021 Global Meeting

    The 2021 Annual Democrats Abroad Global Meeting will be fully virtual this year. The meeting will be held across the weekend of May 14 to 16.

    Day One - Global reports, By-laws, Resolutions

    Check-in
    May 14 9:00PM EDT / May 15 3:00AM CET / May 15 10:00AM Tokyo / May 15 1:00AM UTC

    Meeting start
    May 14 9:30PM EDT / May 15 3:30AM CET / May 15 10:30AM Tokyo / May 15 1:30AM UTC

    Day Two - Global elections, 2022 Meeting location

    Check-in
    May 15 10:00PM EDT / May 16 4:00AM CET / May 16 11:00AM Tokyo / May 16 2:00AM UTC

    Meeting start
    May 15 10:30PM EDT / May 16 4:30AM CET / May 16 11:30AM Tokyo / May 16 2:30AM UTC

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    May 14, 2021 at 9pm - May 16, 2021 at 9pm
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  • Always encouraged to do anything I thought I wanted to or could

    It was my father who taught my mother to cook, sew, and clean the house. He´d grown up on a farm and had to share in all kinds of chores. My mother was raised more "the princess" which I leaned does no one any good. I learned it all too, including how build things, fix a flat, and mow the yard. There was a sense of joy in learning to do something with skill whatever it was. So when I went to college and then on to work for a living, I considered all kinds of livelihoods and ended up commercial fishing in the Bering Sea where I learned more skills and found I could do equal the work but had to negotiate for a fair share of the wage. I consider it Neanderthal thinking that one sex deserves more than another based on gender alone. All anyone has to do is read a few history books to understand the tyranny in this thinking. I'll continue to support the ERA for as long as I have breath in my body!  Live in Mexico, Vote in Idaho


Judy Lynn "Jude" Wallesen has been living and working in Guadalajara for eighteen years. She has a background in communications, psychology, and education and is a practicing psychotherapist with CADE (Centro de Ansiedad, Depresión, y Estrés).