The East Stroudsburg University graduate student didn’t know what to expect.
Prior to that summer 2011 trip, it had been years since Good left the United States - the last time as a small child.
The trip to Venezuela involved two years of coordination.
Once there, Good had to navigate the Orinoco River with a tour guide and translator, deep into the Amazonian rainforest, where few outsiders venture.
The trip changed Good’s life.
Kenneth Good was supposed to be there for 15 months, but instead became enamored with the culture, living there for more than 12 years.
Having never experienced any type of technology, she was confused and at times frightened. Yarima also became isolated, spending most of her time in the couple’s Rutherford, New Jersey, home.