Meet Our B-Speak! Teacher: Ruth Salomon

RASphotoRuth Salomon embodies the qualities we seek in our B-Speak! teachers: she is both a seasoned English teacher and a citizen of the world. Ruth attended American University in Washington, DC on a full National Merit Scholarship, majoring in Economics and International Relations. While at American, she studied Russian language, and spent one semester at Denmark’s International Study Program in Copenhagen, which included a week-long trip to the then Soviet Union. She went on to earn a Masters in International Development, and then joined the U.S. Agency for International Development, working as a Liaison to Non-Governmental Organizations during the preparations for Habitat II, the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements. In 1996, Ruth traveled to Istanbul as a member of the U.S. Delegation to help finalize international negotiations on the resolutions of the City Summit. After Habitat II, Ruth transferred to the Environment and Natural Resources Division in the Europe and New Independent States Bureau at USAID, and reported on environmental cleanup projects across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet states, ranging from pipe replacement in Lvov to regulating the waste from a paper mill on the shores of Lake Baikal. Ruth has traveled to 20 countries, and has worked with MBA students from all over the world who have a strong desire to speak and write effectively in English.

Listen to Ruth discuss some her B-Speak! Teaching in this B-Speak! Conversation :