Nigel Brissett (Ed.D. 2010)

After graduating from CIE, I have been working in the department of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) at Clark University as a fulltime faculty (first as visiting and then as Assistant Professor) since September 2012.

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Halona Agouda (M.Ed. 2008)

International education is a second career for me. I started out some years ago in a freelance career in video production at CBS News and a host of other independent documentary film companies in New York City. I loved the craft of making documentaries as I saw it as an opportunity to make people aware about issues of social injustice in the U.S. and across the globe. However, I quickly grew weary of compromising quality stories for the commercial market and I was in search of an international adventure.

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Martina Achieng Ochiel

I was born in rural Kenya, along the shores of Lake Victoria. As a child, I walked several miles to attend a dilapidated primary school which boasted nothing in terms of physical facilities [many times we had to endure the hot tropical sun to take classes under trees] but was bursting with hope and pride and joy. Our teachers worked tirelessly to ensure that we scored the best grades in national exams, often competing with students from better equipped and better staffed urban schools.

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Bonnie Sylwester

Hello everyone! I am originally from the Washington, DC area. My childhood was divided between DC and Melbourne, Australia, and my experience living in Australia combined with my exposure to the international community in Washington created in me an early desire to learn about different countries, cultures and languages.

 

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Haili Cheng

I was born and raised in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Western China. I grew up in a small isolated village surrounded by the Heavenly Mountains close to the Goby desert right on the ancient Silk Road. The province, Xinjiang, shares borders with 8 countries including Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India from the northeast to southwest. It is one of the largest border-trade zones in China. Xinjiang is a province populated by a total of 13 ethnic groups, including a great number of nomadic tribes and nations.

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Wendy Wheaton

I am currently, an incoming doctoral candidate at the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts.  I grew up in upstate New York and completed an undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and a master’s degree at Columbia University.  More recently, I have spent a number of years working in international humanitarian assistance overseas, primarily in emergency and post conflict settings. 

 

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Gopal Midha (M.Ed. 2010)

Gopal Midha received his Ph.D. in December 2019 from the Curry School of Education- University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He was recently involved in a research on how school principals in India and the US responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. He continues to look for opportunities to work with international education and educational leadership programs in academia.

 

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Lauren Clarke (Ed.D. 2011)

In 2017 Lauren left her position as Dean for International Students at Amherst College - and the U.S. - to accept the position of president of the American College at Sampoerna University, in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is developing a two-year core general education curriculum that can transfer to four-year degrees within Indonesia or in the U.S.

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Darren Hertz (M.Ed. 2009)

Husband and wife CIE graduates, Darren Hertz and Ashley Clayton Hertz, recently relocated to Bangkok, Thailand.

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Rebecca Paulson Stone (Ed.D. 2012)

I was promoted to Senior Researcher and literacy specialist at the American Institutes of Research (AIR) last year. I provide technical assistance to literacy programs around the world and also conduct research on literacy programming in multilingual environments.

 

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