Claudia holds a BA in Education K-12 and an MA in Educational Psychology. Her teaching career has focused on implementing holistic pedagogy with disadvantaged populations to support student growth in finding identity, meaning, and purpose in life through intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative, and spiritual connections.
Claudia is a teacher in the USA who first traveled to Africa in 2019. While in Tanzania, she was introduced to the Maasai by Julius Mollel, a previous Eretore teacher. In a world where indigenous cultures are quickly disappearing, Claudia felt compelled to become an advocate for Maasai education that preserves their heritage while preparing them for success in today’s world.
Working together with Mibaku and the Maasai community, a bridge was built that now stretches from the USA to Tanzania. Claudia founded SISAL Foundation, whose sole purpose is Supporting Indigenous Students Abroad and Locally. SISAL is honored to partner with Eretore Pre and Primary School and is grateful for its many supporters and friends–without whom this project would have remained a dream.