Education Specialist

Our specialty staff are professionals and LE alumni who have experience with English Language teaching. Together they train and prepare volunteers for their teaching roles. Each specialist focuses on a different region, with a goal of training quality teachers and building cultural competence. 

Meet our Asia/Africa Specialist, Kari Fischer!

Kari Fischer is an LE alumni who is excited to be working with volunteers and communities for PY23! She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Political Science and English Language and Linguistics, and minors in TESOL and European Studies. After graduation during the 2021-2022 school year, she completed a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Trondheim, Norway. Kari is currently in Madison, Wisconsin working at the State Democracy Research Initiative at the UW Law School. She volunteered in the LE Mauritius program for PY18, served as the Mauritius Program Director for PY20, and was the TESOL Education Specialist for PY22. Kari loves getting to work with both current and former English language learners and hopes to help build better educational practices to benefit the future of all LE programs and students.

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Meet our Latin America Specialist, Diana Gonzalez! 

My name is Diana Gonzalez and this is my 3rd year working with Learning Enterprises. I first volunteered in 2019 in Panama and came back as an Ant-PD in 2021 to continue serving a country that has become very close to my heart. I am finishing my degree in Sociology and Education at UCSC and hope to be able to use my education and experience to provide support to our future volunteers abroad! 

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Meet our Europe Specialist, Dylan Rasnick! 

Szia, Buna, Zdravo, and Dzień dobry! Dylan Rasnick is an LE alumni who is excited to support LE’s Europe portfolio for PY23. A former Poland volunteer and Program Director, Dylan brings 7 years of international education work experience to the Education Specialist role. Dylan is excited to use their experience to help develop dynamic, engaging, and fun curriculum for LE’s Hungary/Romania, Croatia, and Poland programs.

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