Rita Enders completed her BA and MA at San Diego State University. She teaches computer workshops in Palm Desert, CA, while maintaining an extensive private computer client base. Additional teaching experience includes a private university in Phoenix, AZ, College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA, plus over 2500 Elderhostel students. Her passion for education and travel found a connection to Semester at Sea Shipboard Education in 2003. Rita has sailed in various positions including Assistant Executive Dean, Field Office Coordinator, IT Coordinator and Lecturer since that time. Rita has an extensive international travel background including sailing around the world five times. This voyage will bring her visited countries to 75. You will see her checking out local food markets, cooking classes, and textile locations to compliment her interests in cooking, weaving, spinning and photography. She is a Palm Desert resident since 1986. Summers are devoted to personal world travel, her lake home in northern British Columbia, Canada, and continued learning pursuits.