Barbara Huff

After graduating, Barbara worked in Washington, D.C. for six years. She then took a position as the Caribbean Regional Trainer with Habitat for Humanity.  The position was based in Guyana and involved travel throughout the Caribbean training National Directors and local staff. 


In 2006 she spent a year as an assistant professor at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco, teaching and advising undergraduates. In 2007 she began a two-year appointment as a Capacity Building Senior Advisor with Medical Teams International in Portland, Oregon.  In that role she provided guidance on the development of health curricula for volunteer training teams, ensuring that the materials were culturally relevant and replicable in the local environment.


After a year as an adjunct faculty member at Goddard College in Vermont, she became a training instructor at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C.  She spent five years there designing and delivering training courses for FSOs and local staff at US embassies around the world.


Barbara then spent two years as an Academic Advisor at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, before taking a full-time position for the next three years as an Academic Orientation & Tutoring Coordinator at Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio.


After retiring in 2021, she became the owner and master teacher at Barbara’s Fiber Art, a business in Cleveland Ohio.  She writes on the website for her business:


I spent much of the past two decades living or working overseas, where I collected a variety of textiles and learned about different dying and weaving techniques. I also fell in love with bright, vivid prints and colors. I retired a few years ago and have turned my twin passions of quilting and teaching into a business. I offer a wide variety of quilting classes for beginner through advanced students. [5-23]




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