Ute Maschke has more than 15 years of experience in training and curriculum design and non-profit program management. At Cornell University, she taught graduate students in cultural and intercultural education, curriculum development and assessment; created sustainable programs for social service and art non-profit organizations, and provided teacher and manager training on cultural competencies in collaboration with the Council of Europe’s Division of Languages and Education. Since 2009 Ute has been the Acculturation Supervisor at Refugee Services, at Catholic Charities, San Diego. In this position she develops cultural and education programs that assist newly-arrived refugees in building their own strengths, and in becoming confident and effective members of their new communities. Ute also serves as a board member of San Diego’s Refugee Forum and as the co-leader of UCSD practicum courses that connect resources and cultures across communities. She holds a Ph.D. from Brown University.