Rebecca Claris grew up in Seattle and has travelled to over 35 countries, including a 90-day journey circumnavigating the globe. During her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College, she studied, interned and volunteered in Spain, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. After graduating in Spanish and Biology she returned to Ecuador and spent four years teaching English and science. Rebecca has a Master of Education from Bridgewater State University.
As Director of Teaching and Learning, Rebecca enjoys engaging with all aspects of FIE’s academic provision and commitment to delivering high-quality, experiential and impactful learning opportunities for all students. She brings to the role her seven and half years’ experience on FIE’s Internship Team.
In addition to her staff role, Rebecca is faculty in work-based learning and teaches the International Internship Course. Outside the office Rebecca is a competitive synchronized swimmer.