IERC: International Education and Research Center

Clarisa Desouches

Clarisa Desouches is a Mexican with ample international experience on a personal and professional level, who is fluent in English, Spanish and French and truly multicultural. She has studied in Mexico, the US and France and holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of the Americas, Mexico and a doctorate from the Université de Bourgogne, France.

Academically and professionally, she has worked with Greengates School, the University of the Americas, the Council for Democracy and Alliant International University (formerly United States International University).  Positions that she has held within these institutions include: professor, admissions officer, head of the international relations departments at both the University of the Americas and United States International University, Mexico. She was the coordinator for the Council for Democracy, where she organized the only international congress for democracy and introduced the concept of “quick counts” or exit polls in elections in Mexico City, Chihuhuahua and Sinaloa.