Originally from Austin, Texas, Marilyn Schwartz graduated this Spring from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she studied Political Science and Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Her studies allowed her to study abroad in Santiago de Chile, San Jose, Costa Rica and Guanajuato, Mexico; each an incredible experience giving her a broadened perspective on the expansive diversity of Latin America. While attending college she was involved in a bilingual after-school tutoring program in Washington D.C. where she developed strong relationships with her students and with that a passion for working with children. Marilyn’s combine interests of language acquisition and public policy resulted in a fascination of bilingual education policy in the U.S. and beyond. This passion combined with the goal of living in Central America led her to BECA. Marilyn is nervous, thrilled and humbled to be able to begin her new chapter in Honduras with such an incredible organization.