Karla Mercado

PhotoKarla Mercado is a student, blogger, and artist. She is the author of Balancing Tenderfoot, that chronicles her journey towards a healthier and more balanced lifestyle from a beginner’s point of view. She has an upcoming online project called Remember Your Siesta, which is a more comprehensive and personalized wellness blog that is scheduled to go live in Fall 2010.

Karla was born and raised in Manila, Philippines where she finished her Bachelors in Development Studies from the Ateneo De Manila University. She has always been passionate about the medical sciences, and after four years in the corporate jungle, she decided to follow her dreams. She is now a prospective Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine student and is currently based in New Mexico.

Karla is also passionate about the visual arts and illustrates, paints, and dabbles in photography in her free time.