UWC Mahindra College welcomes its new faculty members who join us from the US, Canada, Spain , France & India. Nandita Dinesh, an alumna of Mahindra College, will head the Triveni office, Ainhoa Orensanz will teach Spanish, Arvin Dang will teach Economics, Douglas Amwine English, Dr Oscar Avila-Akerberg Biology and Alix Petter French & she will also help out in the Triveni office.
Ainhoa joins us from Zaragoza in Spain. She describes herself as a learner for life with a good sense of fun. A graduate of Salamanca Univeristy she has degrees in Spanish Language and Literature, Pedagogics, English Language & Literature and Comparitive Literature and is currently a PhD candidate also at the same university.
Douglas Arnwine left Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences in the US to join the English and history departments at UWC- Mahindra College. He has a BS in Philosophy and Anthropology from the University of Oregon, and MA in Liberal Arts and an MA in Eastern Classic from St John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He taught at Seattle Academy for 5 years and at Desert Academy in Santa Fe, NM for 2 years where he taught a variety of courses in Literature, Philosophy, History and Mandarin. He will also be teaching TOK at UWC-Mahindra College.
In addition to Doug’s academic roles, he has assisted in boy’s soccer and cross-country teams and served as Head Strength and Conditioning coach for the last three years. He is a certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC) and has helped integrate field and weight room conditioning programs for many athletic teams. His other extracurricular commitments include leading outdoor and service programs to India, Zambia, Alaska, and Washington State’s Olympic National Park. He's very excited to join the community here.