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Claire Lehnen (’07) becomes German teacher at German School in Ann Arbor

Claire Lehnen (German Studies and International Relations, ’07), Graduate Student at the University of Michigan – Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, has assumed the position of German teacher at the German School of Ann Arbor, Michigan. After graduating, Claire spent two years in the Peace Corps in China, where she developed innovative foreign language instruction methodologies by creating and adapting interactive curriculum with projects and assignments that met students’ language learning needs and multi-skill level for Oral English and English Writing at a large accredited university in industrial China. Claire also interned at GM, supported policy agenda for vehicle model year 2012 labeling requirements by researching, editing and responding to communication, white papers and memoranda from federal agencies and auto alliances. She has just completed a group project at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy “Combating HIV-AIDS in China: Is there a place for NGOs?”