Marcela Descalzi has lived in five continents. Trained as an evolutionary ecologist, she combines her passion for inquiry with the arts. Involved with several arts non-profits, she is oriented to fostering safe spaces for diverse voices. By 2004, she includes NVC consciousness to grow her capacity to listen. In 2020, she becomes an NGL apprentice, meeting needs for mattering and growth, to orient towards strengthening resilience, accountability and compassion.