Beth Eanelli

Staffing Director

B.A. Bucknell University, Psychology & Creative Writing
MSc-GH Duke University, Global Health & International Development Policy

Beth has long been enamored by the interconnection between culture, sense of place, relationship to the land, the ways in which we gather. She accidentally fell into the world of experiential education when she returned from her Peace Corps service in The Gambia, and subsequently spent a summer in New Orleans, followed by 5 years leading student groups across the world, including Thailand, Laos, India, Nepal, the Balkan region, Vietnam, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. She came to the world of Dragons in the Fall of 2021 as an instructor in Senegal and immediately felt aligned with her own pedagogical beliefs and breadth of experiences and the Dragons approaches to education.

Beth brings a deep knowledge of what it means to run a successful and safe program from her time in the field and has worked on the planning and development of programs throughout the years. She also has experience in hiring and building teams and faculty from her other work. Outside of experiential education, Beth has her Masters in Global Health and in International Development Policy, and spent her time in graduate school focusing on sustainable development and maternal health. She has worked for various organizations and institutions in the areas of menstrual health and hygiene, refugee health access, implicit bias trainings for health workers, breastfeeding curriculum design and she is a birth doula. She has used this background to educate students in Global Health courses and lessons.

Beth is humbled to be taking her experience in student programming to Dragons in the role of Staffing Manager, where she is thrilled to be working closely with both the current and prospective instructor communities. Outside of Dragons, Beth loves waking up to coffee, cooking up a storm, trail and road running (especially when exploring new places), hiking and backpacking, biking wherever she can, picking out fresh produce at markets and reading in the sunshine.