writer, traveler, marine biologist

Rebecca Francesca Reuter Puerto

I am a professional observer. I am a marine biologist. I am a writer. When I walk through the world I am aware of the birds singing in the bushes, the wind blowing through palm fronds, and the smell of salt in an ocean breeze. I write to share my experiences.

I identify as Latina thanks to my Cuban heritage. I honor the influence of my German heritage on who I am today. I grew up in the diverse neighborhood of East Rogers Park, Chicago, IL. I love Vienna hot dogs, stuffed pizza and Italian beef sandwiches. I also love pickled herring, and pastelitos de carne. I currently reside in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle with my husband and cat.

Latest Writing


March/April 2021, AAA Puget Sound Journey Magazine, Green Lake, Seattle. See other clips.

Recent Blog Posts


Ancestral Story


3%

Indigenous Americas

  • 2% Cuba
  • 1% North South America
  • >1% Central

4%

Africa

  • 2% Nigeria
  • 1% North Africa
  • 1% Senegal

93%

Europe

  • 43% Germany
  • 24% Iberian peninsula
  • 17% NW Europe
  • 3% Balkans
  • 2% Sweden
  • 2% Baltics
  • 1% Basque
  • 1% Norway

100%

American

Education

Diplomas

Gale Community Academy
K-8, Chicago Public Schools
1984

Sullivan High School
9-12, Chicago Public Schools
1988

Degrees

University of Chicago
BA, Biology
1992

Cal State University, East Bay
MS, Marine Sciences, Moss Landing Marine Labs
1999

Institute of American Indian Arts
MFA, Creative writing – Nonfiction
2018

Certificates

University of Washington
2007 Certificate in Marketing
2015 Certificate in Memoir

Bridge Education Group
2020 TEFL 120-hour Master Certificate

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