Dr. Eric Minzenberg is a cultural anthropologist whose specialty is Latin America. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the western jungles of Ecuador (1995-1997) and completed his dissertation research in the Brazilian Amazon. He has experience leading study abroad programs in Belize, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Mexico. He is past Chair of the Global Council and is currently the Chair of the Earth Science Department at Santa Monica College. He speaks Portuguese and Spanish.