Yuki Ueda

Program Director

As the Director of Language and Culture Programs, Yuki works with an incredible team of students to promote cross- cultural exchange and language learning. She is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusive practices in education, because she knows that diverse teams produce the strongest and most creative solutions to our communities’ most pressing challenges. She caught the travel bug in college after studying abroad in France and China, and ultimately graduated with her BA in Community Health and Chinese from Tufts University. After graduating, Yuki served as a schoolteacher – first in Shanghai, China and then in Escazu, Costa Rica. After several years at the head of the classroom, she decided to go back to school and complete her Masters in International Education from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. In her free time, Yuki enjoys hiking, cooking, and listening to podcasts (her current favorites are Two Dope Queens and The Moth).