Experiential Curriculum Coordinator School for International Training, MA University of Colorado, Boulder, BA email: kiska.kosagamez [at] sonomaacademy.org phone: (707) 636-2459
Kiska believes that teaching healthy risk-taking and crafting transformational experiences for young adults can change our world for the better. Kiska approaches her work with our Exploratory, Impact, and Intersession programs with this mindset. Kiska has worked, volunteered, and studied abroad, focusing most of her international experiences in Latin America. Some favorite moments include swimming with sharks in the Galapagos and working on an organic farm with students in Havana, Cuba. Kiska aims to help Sonoma Academy students develop grit and a growth mindset while preparing them to be good global citizens.
Kiska earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado and is working towards her Master’s Degree in Intercultural Service Leadership and Management from the School of International Training. Kiska has worked at Sonoma Academy as a Spanish teacher, Interim Dean of Student Life, and currently as the Experiential Curriculum Coordinator. Kiska thinks it’s a successful day when our SA programs have students trying new things that they never thought they would, failing at something and trying again, or learning how to teach their own interests and passions to fellow students and even teachers.
When I came to SA, I realized what schools could be. Here, we take young people’s aspirations and turn them into reality.
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