Renée Saldaña

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In February 2008, Renée traded in the beaches, mountains, smog and palm trees of her native sunny Southern California, for an almost identical landscape in the southern cone.

Hoping to gain some kind of inspiration or sign on Chilean soil, the UCLA graduate and former NPR slave/production assistant came to Santiago to walk the streets where her favorite writer Roberto Bolano was born, eat empanadas and learn incomprehensible Spanish.

She can be found sitting next to you on Transantiago reading 2666, drinking Austral or pushing her way closer to the stage at concerts, or sippin' double cortados and people watching at whatever cafe strikes her fancy.