Oct 18

SOAN Reception for Simon Hart '05

From site: Sociology and Anthropology

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
4:00 – 5:30 pm / SOAN Lounge - Leighton 226

A chance to chat with Simon Hart '05. Simon works in cross-cultural education for Where There Be Dragons and has served as the Director of Experiential Learning on Carleton's off-campus studies program in Guatemala, directed by Professor Jay Levi.

Stop in anytime between 4:00 and 5:30 to grab a snack and join the conversation.  

Simon earned his B.A. from Carleton with Honors in Sociology/Anthropology, distinction in the major and concentrations in Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies.   Nurtured by epic sailing adventures on the pristine waters of Lake Superior, Simon grew up a small town boy with an itch for discovery and exploration.   At age fifteen he raised the money for a year abroad in Puebla, Mexico, an experience that provided a gateway to a life of cultural exploration and study.  After graduating from Taipei American School, Simon studied anthropology and education in Africa and Latin America, emphasizing human-nature relationships and community-based strategies for conservation and development.  The son of an international language teacher and artist, Simon grew up with a deep respect for both the adventures beyond the map, as well as the warmth of home.   For the past ten years Simon has worked in a diversity of venues to develop experiential international programming, professional trainings, and innovative curriculum that engages participants in intimate relationships with the unknown.  At Dragons he has worked in many capacities, from instructor to Executive Program Director.  He has also worked with Carleton College since 2006 on their Mundo Maya program.  He is an avid cyclist, bass player and farmer, whose personal mission is to “get people out there” to discover a deeper notion of self amidst the vastness and beauty of this world.  Simon speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French, is WFR certified, and has worked with Dragons since 2006.

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