Millsaps College Falls in Love with the Yucatan

Merida©Millsaps College
Yucatan©Millsaps College
Yucatan©Millsaps College

Here’s a post I had to share. Millsaps College is a small, private liberal arts school in Jackson, Mississippi who believe that studying abroad provides students with a powerful tool for understanding and appreciating our complex world. I met one of their students who is helping the women of Yaxhachen create contemporary applications for their embroidery. Brandon is an impressive young man with a great entrepreneurial spirit—one of many Millsaps students who are using their passion and enthusiasm to make a difference here in the Yucatan.

I enjoyed the observations of Allie and Mandi and even though I have travelled to many of these places, their post has ignited once again, my road trip fever and a longing to get to know the Yucatan just a little more deeply.


In October 2012, I drove 6,800 kms with my artist husband, Ric Kokotovich (, and my dog Iggy, to spend 6 months in our adopted city of Merida. Leaving the fast paced world of Calgary behind, I packed my books, art and entrepreneurial spirit, and set off to explore what lay beyond the borders that had become my life. In October 2013 we hit the road south again, hoping to find out what ‘living the dream’ really means. This is my adventure.

1 comment on “Millsaps College Falls in Love with the Yucatan

  1. What a smile that woman has! Would love to see some of their finished products one day.

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