Director of Empowerment Programs
Anna Barbosa is a specialist in Curriculum Development and Instruction and currently acts as ETI USA Program Director for Empowerment Programs and as Country Director for Empowerment Through Integration (ETI) in Lebanon. As ETI Country Director, Anna Barbosa is responsible for the design and execution of empowerment and inclusion programs for sighted and visually impaired youth and their families (Volunteer training program, Life Skills program, Camp Rafiqi, Social Projects, Parent Workshops, and Community Celebration) and leads the engineering and implementation of Life Skills capacity training for professionals, undergraduate and graduate students in local universities, development and fundraising efforts as well as acts as liason between ETI USA and ETI Lebanon.
Ms. Barbosa has extensive professional experience in the fields of science education, qualitative research, program management, and international multicultural education, having collaborated for the execution of two USA National Science Foundation (NSF) programs (Work with a Scientist Program and Regional Arctic Simulation Model (RASM)), managed Study Abroad office at the University of Texas at El Paso and having been certified as a NASA GLOBE trainer for the Boston University NASA GLOBE project. Ms. Barbosa has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), a Master’s degree in Education by the Pontific Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).