Clare Angeroth Franks assists REEI senior staff in expanding REEI undergraduate academic engagement to include a Certificate (minor "plus") program and a 4 + 1 BA/MA program in Russian/East European area studies, among other initiatives. She also partners with regional K-12 social studies teachers to develop curricular materials for use in teaching about Russia and Eastern Europe and develops outreach and instructional materials for K-12 constituents. Clare earned her B.A. from St. Olaf College in Russian Area Studies and French with a concentration in Africa and the Americas and her M.A. from IU's Russian and East European Institute. Prior to her move to Bloomington, Clare worked at Des Moines Area Community College as an English as a Second Language instructor.