Beth West has a decade of significant international program development and management experience overseas, including her work with the Fulbright program, as Director of the Centro de Consejería Educativa (EducationUSA Advising Center- Bogota, Colombia), as Director of Exchange Programs at the Prepa Ibero at the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, Mexico), and most recently, as Director of CIEE Guanajuato (Guanajuato, Mexico). She also brings to her new role as IU Mexico Global Gateway Director, diverse experience in nonprofit humanitarian aid program management, solidarity based-community development projects, intercultural teaching and learning, and creative partnerships linking volunteerism and international education within Latin and South America.
Beth completed her undergraduate education at Fordham University at the Rose Hill Campus in Bronx, New York, majoring in political science. She received her M.A. in international education from the SIT Graduate Institute (formerly School for International Training) in Brattleboro, VT.
Originally from Connecticut, Beth has lived and worked abroad since 2008.