Natasha Kovalyova (M.Ed. 2002)

Natasha (Natalia) Kovalyova is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include communication studies, rhetoric and language and political communication.  

 

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Elena V. (Khatskevich) Nuciforo (M.Ed. 2002)

Elena received her Master of Education degree at the UMass Center for International Education through an Edmund Muskie Fellowship provided by the US Department of State to the countries of the former Soviet Union. Elena came to CIE in 2000 from the city of Ulan-Ude in Eastern Siberia where she was a lecturer of English at Buryat State University.

 

After completing her Master of Education, Elena returned to Russia to work as a program manager at the Center for Communication Programs of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Moscow.

 

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Cole Genge (Ed.D. 2003) | Jenny Genge (M.Ed. 2001)

After several years in Bolivia, Cole and Jenny Genge moved to Bangkok, as Cole took a job in a regional environmental protection project in South East Asia. [12/07]

 

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Firuza Gafurova (M.Ed. 2005)

As a Muskie Fellow, I graduated from CIE in 2005 and returned to Uzbekistan to start a teaching position at a public school.

 

While at CIE, I developed interest in HIV/AIDS and health education, thus, with great enthusiasm I started teaching health education classes to high school students. This was a great experience, starting with developing my own curriculum to seeing how my students were developing confidence in discussing various health issues.

 

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Lisa Deyo (Ed.D. 2007)

Lisa Deyo is currently Senior Education Advisor at Cambridge Education in Washington DC. She has worked in Afghanistan, Liberia and Pakistan as well as in the DC area in recent years.

 

Prior to moving back to DC in 2015, Lisa served as a basic curriculum design and literacy development consultant for UNESCO in Kabul, Afghanistan. She provided technical support to the Afghanistan Ministry of Education’s Literacy Department and UNESCO to create a national basic/literacy education curriculum framework for youth and adults and tools to support curriculum development.

 

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Tigran Tovmasyan (M.Ed. 2004)

Tigran is currently with UNICEF Armenia as Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Programme Officer. His responsibilities include enhancing project effectiveness in preschools and schools, including special schools; coordinating the development of an action plan for capacity-building activities in education in emergency preparedness and response; supporting national stakeholders for the setup of a coordination mechanism for DRR in education, and promoting the establishment of a national mechanism to provide psychosocial support to and prevent the trafficking of children in emergencies.

 

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Saida Nabiyeva (M.Ed. 2003)

First, I have to say that my academic background in International Education gained during my graduate study at UMass Amherst considerably broadened my knowledge and expertise in education. The courses that I took at the UMASS School of Education, particularly in the Center for International Education (CIE), contributed tremendously to my professional growth and helped me acquire advanced practical and research skills, as well as strategies necessary for successfully “navigating” in the job market.

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Svetlana Pivovar Dmitriyeva (M.Ed. 2004)

After graduating from CIE in 2004, Svetlana Dmitriyeva went on to work at UNDP Ukraine doing M&E of projects in local communities affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe. Afterwards she transferred to the UN coordination office in Moscow where she prepared country programming products including the UN Development Assistance Frameworks and joint UN programs directed towards the Millennium Development Goals.

 

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Vachel Miller (Ed.D. 2004)

Vachel Miller is currently Associate Professor in the Leadership and Educational Studies Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He teaches courses on research methodologies, globalization, sustainability and leadership, connecting local and global contexts.

 

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Josephine Mkandawire (M.Ed. 2002)

The BRIDGE Project, where I have worked for 11 years ended in December last year but some few officers proceeded up to May 2015. My contract ended March 27, 2015. 

 

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