Dr. Neli Koleva has been Head of Strategic Partnerships in Teach for Bulgaria since 2019. She previously headed of the Public Partnerships Department from 2016. She occupied various positions in the teacher training and support team ever since work for the first batch started back in 2011. Before joining the team, Dr. Koleva taught English and American Literature, Comparative Literature, Translation Theory and Practice, English, French and German at Universite de Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France, and Rice University in Houston, USA. Her Bachelor’s degree is in American Literature and French from Middlebury College, USA, and her Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature is from Rice University, USA.