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Phone: 207-553-5229

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Meet Our Staff


Rachel Dietz, Sales and Marketing Manager, TEFL

Rachel Dietz


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Rachel is a Minnesota native who is passionate about multiculturalism and international education. As a previous CIEE Teach Abroad participant, Rachel was able to live in Madrid, Spain and loved teaching English to students of all kinds. During her time abroad she really enjoyed things like trying all different types of Spanish cuisine, traveling to various cities within Spain and all over Europe, and increasing her vocabulary in Spanish. Now she is ready to help others find their place and passion through CIEE.


Belen Rojas, TEFL Academic Coordinator

Belén Rojas


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Belén was born in Melilla, a small Spanish city in the North of Africa, but has lived in Madrid, Spain since 2009, when she started to work at the Educational Technologies and Teacher Training Institute (Spanish Ministry of Education). In February 2014, she started in her current position on the rewarding and motivating TEFL adventure. She’s completely convinced of the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all fields of education, which is why Belén is passionate about eLearning and the platforms which make the development of online education possible and permit its increasing reach. She enjoys designing, testing, experiencing and making the most of these Learning Management Systems (LMS) - and Canvas is one of her favorites.


Hafsah Mailk

Hafsa Malik

Program Assistant

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Hafsah is a Ohio born Pakistani American passionate about global politics and multiculturalism. As a CIEE intern alum, Hafsah understands the strong personal value of teaching and studying abroad. Hafsah loves to watch films, hike, and spend time with family. Her favorite travel destination thus far has been Singapore. She is eager to help others explore teaching abroad and the opportunities CIEE has to offer!

Alissa Malbrough, Senior Coordinator, Teach Abroad Programs

Alissa Malbrough

Teach Abroad Advisor

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: South Korea, Spain Volunteer, and China

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A high school trip to Italy first sparked Alissa’s interest in living abroad. Since then, she has studied in Argentina and taught in Ecuador, Spain, and South Korea. Her favorite experiences have included ice trekking in Patagonia, skydiving near Buenos Aires, and backpacking throughout Castilla y León. As a previous CIEE participant, she is excited to help others explore teaching abroad.

Ashley Lozon, Senior Coordinator, Teach Abroad Programs

Ashley Lozon

Teach Abroad Advisor

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Thailand, Ireland

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Ashley grew up in northern California and was eager to travel at a very young age. She has since traveled across Europe, done volunteer work in Haiti, and taught English in Thailand. Some of her fondest memories abroad include bonding with her kindergarten students, walking from one island to another through shallow ocean waters in Thailand, and navigating Bangkok’s busy streets. She is eager to continue her international work and help others on their path to experiencing new cultures.


Marisol Ruiz

Marisol Ruiz

Teach Abroad Advisor

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Spain

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Marisol grew up in West Texas. Her favorite memories abroad include hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru. She has taught English in Korea and studied in Cuba, Mexico, and Korea. She is eager to share her experiences and help others in their journey abroad.

Lauren Massey, Senior Coordinator, Teach Abroad Programs

Lauren Massey

Manager, Teach Abroad

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Lauren taught English in South Korea for two years and she has since traveled and lived in over 20 countries. Some of her favorite experiences include trekking in the Himalayas, taking a train across Ukraine, participating in the Songkran Festival in Thailand, and going on a South African safari. She is excited to help others get step out of their comfort zones and get exciting teaching jobs overseas. 


Luke Beland, Manager, Teach Abroad programs

Luke Beland

Associate Director, Teach Abroad & TEFL | 207-553-7892

Luke grew up amid the woods and lakes of Maine, and expanded his horizons by studying Arabic at university and teaching English in Jordan for two years. His favorite travel memories are riding bullet trains through western China, backpacking along the southern coast of Turkey, driving under the stars through the mountains of Morocco, and enjoying tea, falafel, and mezze with friends in Israel and Palestine.

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