TS Adyar International
Youth Forum: “Embracing the Inner Life”
- Catalina Isaza-CantorMember for Youth Forum / Indo-Pacific
Catalina Isaza-Cantor was born in Colombia, graduated in Literature (honours), PG in Cultural Management, Master in Education. She works at Adyar Theosophical Academy (Int. HQ Adyar). TS member since 2006, came into touch with Theosophy due to her parents and this was like going back home. She is translator, teacher and editor of “Selección Teosófica (Colombian magazine). Her writings have been published in international magazines in English, Spanish and Italian and in some books. She has lectured on theosophy, art and education in India, USA, Colombia, Peru and Brazil (where she lived and worked for TS), as well as in international online meetings. Active participant and organizer of international movements of young theosophists. In 2020, she and her husband started a YouTube channel, ‘PragyaCSstudio’, to spread Theosophy in different languages. She is currently a member of the organiser team for 146 Int. Convention.
- Justin TanskleyMember for Youth Forum / Americas
Justin Tanksley is from the National Headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America, Wheaton Illinois. He is 35 years young. Justin has been a student of Theosophy since 2017 and Is studying with the Dharma Study Center, along with the Wheaton Olcott Lodge. Justin works for the Theosophical publishing House and Quest Bookshop. He is an organizer for YATA (Young Adult Theosophists in America).
- Rafael Marques de AlbuquerqueMember for Youth Forum / Americas
Rafael Marques de Albuquerque is the president of Florianópolis Lodge (Brazil) and the director of the youth movement at the Brazilian Section of the Theosophical Society. He has published two articles in The Theosophist, entitled “Theosophy Undefined” (2016) and “The Seven Rays in Context” (2020). He works as a university lecturer at the University of Vale do Itajaí (Brazil), and has a PhD degree from the University of Nottingham (UK), as well as a MA and BA from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil).
- Seth EdwardsMember for Youth Forum / Americas
Seth Edwards is an electrical engineer from the United States. He joined the Theosophical Society in 2013 while enlisted in the US Air Force as a troubleshooting team chief for nuclear missile silos. He is also the secretary for his Washington DC Lodge.
- Stephanie VargasMember for Youth Forum / Americas
Stephanie Vargas Cuellar, Telecommunications Engineer, Master in Project Management. She began attending lodge meetings at a very young age with her mother who was already a member. Currently editor of the Bolivian Magazine of Theosophy, Librarian of the Theosophical Society of La Paz City and Volunteer in the TOS La Paz, Bolivia. Active member of the group of organizers of young theosophists in the Spanish Section. Volunteer in the Virtual Centre for Theosophical Studies Spanish Section. Her purpose now is to work on the spread of Theosophy and Service.
- Tommy WelshMember for Youth Forum / Americas
Tommy Welsh is a student of Theosophy, He has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 2019. Studying at the Theosophical Society in America’s National Headquarters Wheaton, Illinois, USA. He is also a member and organizer for YATA (Young Adult Theosophist in America). He makes his living humanely removing animals who have found their way into people’s homes.
- Yunuen FortanellMember for Youth Forum / Americas
Yunuen Fortanell Estrada is from Mexico City, her formal studies are in health sciences, but she has been always interested in knowing different cultures, places, and people; besides gaining deeper inside into her thoughts and emotions for improving her relations to others. However, she felt there was still an unexplored part: her soul or higher self that connects to that “Creating source” that made her come to this world and meet people who always make her learn something.
Her curiosity to know more about that “Creating source” was Yunuen ’s motivation to join Theosophical Society, where she became a member in April 2017, and also other religious and occultist studies. Looking at them not as dogmas, but as tools for spiritual development.
Youth Forum: “Embracing the Inner Life”
The Youth Forum sessions are for members and friends under 41 years. The session has a separate link for those who have registered for this.
Seth Edwards (USA)
Catalina Isaza-Cantor (Colombia-Adyar)
Tommy Welsh (USA)
Justin Tanksley (USA)
Rafael Albuquerque (Brazil)
Stephanie Vargas (Bolivia)
Yunuen Fortanell (Mexico)