Raised as a U.S. citizen in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Hayden grew up with a love of Cuban culture and a fondness for its people. Living in an enriching community gave her a profound level of cultural awareness, few peers her age could experience.
After graduating from the University of Florida, where she earned a BA in International Relations and Arabic, she committed herself to making a global impact. She’s worked for non-profit organizations in London, Bahrain, Ghana, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
Hayden believes that her life experience, to date, has led her to helping people experience Cuba in a special way – a country which has a unique place in her heart, and believes is different from traveling anywhere else in the world.