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Mahogany Kinell was born in Río Abajo. She grew up among friends and neighbors from a great mix of backgrounds and cultures. After graduating from high school, Mahogany moved to Madrid where she earned a Master’s degree in Commerce and Marketing and where she also met her husband, Andreas. Upon moving to Switzerland with her husband, she found that her ability to speak both English and Spanish gave her a great advantage when it came to finding a job in the business world, and this is one reason that she feels very fortunate to have grown up surrounded by Afro-Antillean culture. In 2006 Mahogany founded the magazine Revista Caoba, an online publication directed towards Spanish speakers of African descent and a space that is visited by readers from all over the world. Still living in Switzerland, Mahogany continues to develop the magazine and is proud to have created something that has united so many people.