Director of School Partnerships
B.A. with Honors in Sociology/Anthropology, distinction in major, concentrations in Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies, Carleton College, Northfield, MN.
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. After attending high schools in Mexico and Taiwan, Simon pursued studies in anthropology and development, garnering scholarships and grants to explore human-nature relationships and community-based strategies for conservation and development in Africa and Latin America. Simon is an alumnus of SIT, and has worked with Concordia Language Villages, The Center for Global Education and Carleton College to develop international experiential programming, professional trainings, and innovative curriculum over the past ten years. At Dragons he has acted in different roles, from instructing courses in Guatemala to serving as Executive Program Director in Boulder. Most recently, Simon is focused on providing professional development and support to institutions pursuing global studies initiatives. Simon is an avid cyclist, bass player and farmer, whose personal mission is to “get people out there” to discover a deeper notion of self in relation to other. Simon speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French, is WFR certified, and has worked with Dragons since 2006.