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STF Teacher Advisor – Alan Barstow

Subjects Taught: English, Creative Writing
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School: Crossroads School (Santa Monica, CA)
STF Teacher Advisor Since: 2015
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Alan Barstow has taught literature and AIDS awareness in Namibia as a Peace Corps volunteer, writing to incarcerated girls in Los Angeles’s juvenile halls,  and GRE test prep to survivors of human trafficking. While pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing, Alan worked on a human rights fact-finding mission charged with documenting the institutional failure in Namibia’s jails to protect prisoners from and educate them about HIV/AIDS. He has written and published essays and short stories inspired by these experiences, and currently teaches English and creative writing at Crossroads School in Santa Monica.

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