Fern Robin Freed is a former college professor, linguist, and long time Chair of the Foreign Language Dept of a Baltimore area college which recognized her as the Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 2003.
Educated in the public schools of New York City and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the City University of New York, Queens College, she obtained her graduate degree in Intercultural Communication and Spanish from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Fern Robin has designed and led study abroad programs in Mexico in language and cultural immersion for adult students and redesigned the college curriculum of Spanish majors and minors to include community service learning. She co-chaired a national U.S. Dep’t of Education project to internationalize the curriculum of the college where she taught. Locally she served on a committee that developed standards for teaching Spanish and Hispanic culture in the public school system. After leaving academia Fern Robin developed cross-cultural training programs for a variety of international companies and consulting firms. More recently she has become an advocate for Israel, which she has visited three times, receiving training from Honest Reporting in Jerusalem. Fern Robin also serves on the Advisory Board of Alliance4Israel.