Marie Caffari


A graduate of UWC Atlantic College (’84–’86), Marie Caffari has a doctorate in Literature from the University of London. She is a professor at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB) and the director of the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel.

Jürgen Capitain

Vice President / selection

After studying German, English and Philosophy, Jürgen worked as a German Lector in Cambridge and Oxford and then as a high school teacher in Biel. In addition, he also held a lecturer position at the PH Zurich.

Maria Julia Beck

Web content & Social media

The graduate of the UWC in Costa Rica (`10-`12) studied medicine at the University of Bern. At the moment she is undergoing training as a medical specialist.

Bertha Camacho

Bertha Camacho (UWC USA ’91-’93) is a sociologist with a MA in Development Management. A member of the UWC International Board from 2009 to 2015, she has been a member of the UWC International Council since 2009.

Ruth Wiederkehr

Ruth Wiederkehr studied education and educational psychology at the University of Bern. Today she teaches at secondary level 1 and is headmistress of the Mett-Bözingen Upper School Centre.

Sonia Martínez Hernández


Sonia Martínez Hernández, graduate of Li Po Chun (’00 –’02) is a communications and marketing specialist. After working in Madrid and Montreal, she now lives and works in Zurich.

Christian Schreiber


Christian Schreiber studied economics after attending UWC Atlantic College (’77–’79). Since 2000 – after many years in top management and consulting – he runs his own consulting business.

Maurus Wüthrich


After attending UWC Atlantic College (’07–’09), Maurus Wüthrich studied mechanical engineering at Oxford and business administration at the University of St. Gallen. He works for a management consultancy specialized in data analytics.