Duc Le (Lee) Nguyen (M.Ed. 2006)

After graduating from CIE, I decided to continue on the academic path. I was accepted to the Master’s program in Project Management at the George Washington University School of Business. Having enrolled as a part-time student, it takes me longer than usual to finish the degree but I’m happy since I can both work and study at the same time. I’ve changed a couple of jobs and World Learning is my most recent stop.

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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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Askar Mambetaliev (M.Ed. 2004)

Hailing from Kyrgyzstan, Askar just finished his most recent research with the Canadian Center of Pluralism on the peaceful co-existence of people with different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Prior to that, he led a research project within a UNESCO Global Initiative on the problems of exclusion in schools. Earlier, Askar was a visiting scholar of the Open Society Institute at New York University, where he focused on developing programs in the social and political sciences.

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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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Anita Anastacio (M.Ed. 2006)

I am now based in Lusaka, Zambia, supporting five countries in east and southern Africa around program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, etc. for ChildFund.


Graduating from CIE in September 2006, my first job was as Chief of Party with CARE USA in Afghanistan.   This was for the Partnership for Advancing Girls Education in Afghanistan, a project with $24 million of funding from USAID and around $7 million from other donors. 


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Joanie Cohen-Mitchell (M.Ed. 1996; Ed.D. 2005)

Joanie has recently moved from Peace Corps to become a Senior Advisor for Literacy and School Readiness with Creative Associates.  In that role she will be the home office director of READ II, a large, USAID-funded reading program targeting up to 15 million students in Ethiopia. [2/18]


In November 2014 Joanie Cohen-Mitchell was promoted to Chief of Programming & Evaluation at Peace Corps in Washington DC. Joanie has been working at the Peace Corps since May 2012, when she began work as a literacy specialist there.


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Rovshan Sadigbayli (M.Ed. 2006)

Rovshan has been working in the Government of Azerbaijan since 2002. After graduation from UMass, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. He worked in various positions within the MFA and in Azerbaijan’s diplomatic posts overseas. He served in the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America and currently serves as Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna, Austria.


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Fulgence Swai (Ed.D. 2004 )

I was recently appointed as an assistant professor at the Aga Khan University in Dar es Salaam where I am now teaching M Ed students who are specializing in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. It is an intensive program and right now the students are doing their practicum for which I am fully involved. I addition to teaching, I also participate in outreach activities within the East African region of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania where there are programs organized by the Institute for Educational Development, East Africa under the auspices of the Aga Khan University.

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Mbarou Gassama Mbaye (Ed.D. 2004)

Mbarou Gassama will retire from UN Women in April 2017. The USAID-funded Senegal reading program implemented by Chemonics and Cambridge offered her an advising position starting in March. She will be doing advocacy for policy change and supporting their research.


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