Martha (Nyongani) Sineta (M.Ed. 2003; Ed.D. 2012)

After completing my degree at CIE I returned to Malawi and continued with my work as a district education manager. My job involves overseeing all the educational activities at the district level, working under the Lilongwe City Council as the Director of Education, Youth and Sports in Lilongwe district. There are three district education managers (now called Chief Education Officer) under me plus the youth and sports officers. I coordinate the work of these five plus all those under them. In total I look after slightly over 550 primary schools in Lilongwe district.

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Farida Fleming (M.Ed. 2008)

I hope things are well at CIE. I think of you all often. Since finishing my Masters, I’ve been settling back into life in Australia and traveling in the region.


I have kept up links with CIE through our contract with Unicef to do a desk review on non-formal education equivalence and skills training for out-of-school adolescents in East Asia and the Pacific. It's great to be working with friends and colleagues.


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Amber Martin (M.Ed. 2009)

For more than a decade since finishing at CIE, I have worked with 1199SEIU, the largest local union of health care workers in the country. As administrative organizer, my job is to work to develop the leadership and participation in the union of some 2,500 + personal care attendants in Holyoke and surrounding towns. In this position, I have many opportunities to put into practice the methodologies and knowledge about popular and adult education that I gained from my international experience and at CIE.

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Ahmad Khalid Mowahed (M.Ed. 2009)

After graduating from CIE in 2009, Ahmad Khalid Mowahed returned to Afghanistan and his teaching position at Balkh University (BU). From 2010-2017, he taught undergraduate algebra and statistics courses for pre-service and in-service high school teachers in the Faculty of Education. His main area of interest is helping students to become effective mathematics teachers for today’s high schools.

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Sahadat Chaudhury (Ed.D. 2008)

When I arrived at the CIE in Fall 2003 to start my Ed.D. program, my experience included several years in the Bangladesh Civil Service in various roles, including working as Assistant Director of Planning in the Directorate of Non Formal Education in Bangladesh for seven years. My major responsibilities included doing research, developing projects, and liaising with international agencies. My job also gave me a unique opportunity of interacting with differently literate rural people, observing and understanding their life, perspectives, educational priorities, and rural employment.

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Mohammad Hossain Vahidi (2008-2010)

After studying at CIE, in 2013 I began working as a Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist for the Ministry of Education (MoE) to design and structure the annual review of MoE’s strategic plan including collecting, analyzing, and interpreting findings, and drafting the review reports.


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Vanessa Mériné (M.Ed. 2008)

After completing her degree at CIE, Vanessa began working in the Admissions Office of Florida International University in Miami.  She began as a Senior Evaluator/Advisor and in 2012 she became the Assistant and then the Associate Director for Transfer and Transition Services where, among other duties, she was responsible for the redesign and management of their web site.


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Sonia Lindop (Ed.S. 2017)

During and after studying at CIE, Sonia has been working with the Human Resources department of UMass Amherst, first as a multicultural evaluator and adult education trainer.  More recently she became the Project Manager with Partnership Worker Education with a focus on career ladders development and multicultural workplaces.


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Karen Binger Marshall (M.Ed. 2007)

After graduating from CIE, Karen moved to Boone, NC and began working at Appalachian State University  in international admissions helping to increase international enrollment as part of the effort to internationalize the campus. 


In 2015 she transitioned to the Office of International Education and Development at Appalachian as the Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach and has enjoyed working with international students from all over the world ever since.


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Alicia Fitzpatrick (2008-2010)

After studying at CIE Alicia joined the International Rescue Committee in what would become a career of 10 years with them, mostly based in Sierra Leone.   She began as a Distance Education Specialist, then moved up to being the Child and Youth Protection and Development Coordinator, and then the Education Consortium Coordinator.


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