Barbara Frank's years in academia included teaching at the J.W. v. Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Boston University, Howard University, and the University of the District of Columbia. She holds a PhD from Harvard University and an MBA from New York University. Barbara has been a projects officer in the Africa Bureau and in the Sudano-Sahelian Office of the United Nations Development Programme, and a consultant at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. In the private sector, she worked for two major international financial institutions. She lives on a farm in Virginia.