P3 #144 Bill Cotter

By Noa Daniel

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Bill Cotter entered education after completing his M.A. in Anthropology at UC Davis, where he conducted his fieldwork in Madagascar and Tanzania. After a year of teaching in California, Bill sought to combine his passions for education and travel by becoming an international school educator in 2009. During his seven years abroad Bill taught in China, Mexico and Peru. In Peru, Bill helped build the Roosevelt Innovation Academy, a project-based program for high school students focused on real world learning. After 8 years in the classroom, Bill took a remote-based position with Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder, a nonprofit focused on developing the next generation of ethical leaders by developing transformational experiences abroad for high school students. In his current role, Bill develops programming for high school students in partnership with 12 inspiring nonprofits spread across 4 continents. Bill is based in Costa Rica where he lives by the beach with his wife Luz and dog Mar.