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BA, Georgetown University
MA, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Very familiar with the world of boarding schools, Ivan both grew up at and attended Phillips Academy, Andover. Not long after graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in history, Ivan pursued his dual interests in teaching and the outdoors as a mountain guide and as a French and History teacher at the High Mountain Institute in Leadville, Colorado. Following the completion of his advanced degrees, Ivan spent numerous years in the world of global banking and international management consulting with firms located in both Istanbul and in Boston. Deciding to return to his passion of teaching, Ivan joined the Cate History Department in 2010 where he combines his extensive international and private sector experience with his global history teachings on the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
Ivan lives on the Mesa with his wife Rebekah and their two boys, Kiyan and Aydin.