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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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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Daniel Koroma (M.Ed. 2000; CAGS 2007)

After graduating from CIE, I returned home to Sierra Leone, West Africa in January 2008. I got a job in February 2011 with a multinational company called Addax Bioenergy, (S/L) Ltd. based in Switzerland.  As the Social Affairs Coordinator I was the middle man between the Company and local communities within the project area.


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Kefah Barham (Ed.D. 2013)

After my graduation in 2014, I returned home to West Bank, Palestine. There, I started teaching at An-Najah National University in the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training. Besides my teaching, I got involved as a trainer - training material designers, and as the cluster coordinator in Leadership and Teacher Development (LTD), and with the Teacher Education Improvement Program TEIP 2. These projects were funded by USAID and the World Bank and aimed at enhancing in-service teacher competencies.


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Urakorn (Toon) Fuderich (Ed.D. 2007)

Toon and Rob Fuderich have returned to Amherst, although this time not for the usual two-three week home leaves as has been the case during their three-decade journey, but to stay for a while.   


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Lisa Deyo (Ed.D. 2007)

In a recent update Lisa reports:


Since March 2018, I have been working with Creative Associates International as the Deputy Chief of Party for the READ II project in Ethiopia. In that role, I oversee the technical components of the project. I'll be finishing up here at the end of October.  I am looking forward to spending more time in the US. [8-19]


Lisa wrote to CIE in 2007:


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Erin Myers (M.Ed. 2009)

Since graduating from CIE, I continue to work in direct service and community organizing both in locally and internationally. I am the Programs Director for an organization in Turners Falls called The Brick House Community Resource Center, where Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, also a CIE graduate, was Executive Director in the early 2000s.

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Ricardo Leon Gomez Yepes (Ed.D. 2013)

After completing his doctoral program at CIE, Ricardo returned to Colombia. He is back at University of Antioquia, his home institution, working as a teacher of quantitative research and evaluation methods. He also works as a policy analyst and consultant for several government agencies and private organizations.


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