Irena Čajková, Lecturer and Course Coordinator
Irena Čajková is Spanish Course Coordinator for the Odyssey Project, and Lecturer and Assistant Coordinator in the University of Chicago Spanish Language Program. She received her B.A. in Spanish and German from DePaul University and her M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Chicago. She currently works at the University of Chicago as a lecturer and assistant coordinator in the Spanish Language Program. She joined the Odyssey Project in the fall of 2007 as a coordinator of the Bard College Clemente Course in Spanish. Irena is a member of the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and is very active within the Czech community – she teaches the Czech language to children at the T. G. Masaryk School in Cicero and often volunteers as a translator and interpreter.