Charlotte Sáenz: Travel Leader for the Día de Muertos en Oaxaca Tour
Charlotte Sáenz works globally in community as an artist, activist, and educator towards social and political change. Using multimodal teaching and learning strategies as well as diverse media and forms of creative expression, she collaborates with others on documenting, researching, storytelling, healing, and connection. She is interested in how creative learning processes can disrupt dominant narratives, expand our perspective, reveal us to ourselves, and lead us to new social action. In creating travel programs to Mexico, she draws from her years of working with Universidad de la Tierra, both in Chiapas and Oaxaca, on a traveling program now called “Beyond Globalization.” Working both in the academy and in community, she has worked as an artist, activist, and educator in Lebanon, Iran, India, U.S. and her native Mexico. In San Francisco, she has taught Interdisciplinary Studies at CIIS since 2007. She holds a BA from Yale and EdM in international education from Harvard, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.