Carlos Quintana

  • Taught salsa and merengue dance.
  • Played Latin music as a DJ
  • Singer and guitar player for a salsa band.
  • Master's degree in Latin American studies


Carlos Quintana is a former writer for ThoughtCo, contributing stories on Latin music for three years. He has also written for the Yahoo! music site, BeeBole, TransPerfect, and S.A. 



Carlos Quintana received a bachelor's degree in finance and international relations from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and a master's degree in Latin American studies from Vanderbilt University.

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