Lara Lara Ravitch
Lara Lara Ravitch is dean of Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village. She has been on staff for 13 years and was a villager at Lesnoe Ozero for two years. She has worked in the kitchen and as program staff at both the Russian and the French Language Villages. Lara lived in Moscow for three years. She is fluent in Russian and French and has studied Spanish and Czech.
Lara graduated from Connecticut College with an international studies certificate and a bachelor of arts in Russian and European studies and theater. She completed her M.A. in teaching foreign languages (Russian), including a TESOL Certificate with a language program administration concentration from Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Lara recently left a position as an instructor in the communications department at Truman College, Chicago, Ill., and is now an instructor in the Intensive English Program at the University of Oregon.