Faculty and Staff:
Associate Professor Emeritus
Director, Language and Culture Department
Language Teacher Education
MAT, School For International Training
BA, St. Francis College/Universidad Del Zulia, Venezuela
Beatriz Fantini, director of the Language and Culture Department at SIT Graduate Institute, has worked at World Learning since 1966. She has served in various capacities, including as a Spanish teacher, a teacher trainer, and a supervisor for both the Graduate Institute and Study Abroad. She also ran the summer language programs in Mexico. Beatriz, who is the daughter of a Bolivian diplomat, was born in Italy; has lived in Peru, Venezuela, and Argentina; and speaks Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. She is also a short story writer — her first stories were published in Venezuela and Bolivia when she was only 18. Before coming to Vermont, Beatriz worked in public relations for Citibank and as a copy writer for CORPA Publicity. She has worked as a teacher trainer for the Peace Corps and the Academy for Educational Development. Beatriz has served on several boards in Brattleboro and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Windham Worlds Affairs Council. In 2004, she was awarded the World Learning Presidential Medal in recognition of her contributions and commitment to the World Learning mission.