New Intern Profile – Violet Trachtenberg


Violet will be an English School Intern for the next ten months. She just finished her undergraduate degree at Stanford University in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, an interdisciplinary course focused on systemic racism, and wrote her honors thesis about White teachers’ racial consciousness development. Violet is passionate about teaching, education equity, and community organizing for social justice. In 2015, she studied abroad in Cape Town and interned at COSAT High School in Khayelitsha. She has also taught with the Breakthrough Collaborative in San Francisco, and taught English in public schools in Santiago, Chile and Las Tablas Abajo, Panama.

Violet is originally from Portland, Oregon in the United States, and you can see her on an episode of Portlandia! Something you may not know about her is that she is a competitive slam poet. Violet is thrilled to be back in Cape Town with Scalabrini, and looking forward to engaging with the communities here.


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