Andrew Scanlan graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in European Studies and a minor in French. Andrew hails from Dublin where he has lived all his life except for a brief 3 month stint in Berkely, CA in the summer of 2010. In September 2010 Andrew studied abroad in Spain at the Universidad de Oviedo where he worked as a teaching assistant in a primary school for 8 months, working with children aged 6- 12 to improve their English skills. It was during this year that Andrew discovered a passion for education, using his experience to help children improve their language skills as a tool for fully reaching their potential. Andrew is very excited to be staying a 2nd year with BECA as Program Administrator at SMBS, after working as a 2nd Grade teacher there in 2012/13. He hopes to continue a career in international development with regard to education in regions which need it the most.