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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Andrew Jilani (Ed.D.1998)

In the fall of 2019, Andrew published an article about twin Cambodian boys who were separated in childhood by the violence and reunited more than four decades later.  Read the story of resilience and hope here. Andrew commented: The education sector still bears the scars of the Pol Pot regime. In my work here, I know so many families whose relatives were either killed or separated. [11/19]

 

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Marcelo De Stefano (M.Ed. 2000)

One of my favorite quotes belongs to Lao Tsu, a Chinese philosopher, who said that "a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." My journey started in Argentina, the country in which I was born and raised by a single mother in a low-income family. Neither my mother nor my father completed high school, but both had a strong belief in education.

 

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Lulu Davies (Ed.D. 2003)

I am currently involved with some research in Sierra Leone, on the privatization of our alma mater, St. Joseph's Secondary School, in Freetown. I am working with Nalinie Kouame, a British-trained lawyer who served as the most recent outgoing president of our USA alumni organization. She and I are both graduates of St. Joseph's.

 

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Karen Campbell-Nelson (Ed.D. 2002)

Karen Campbell-Nelson is a professor in the Faculty of Theology of Artha Wacana Christian University in West Timor, Indonesia. She teaches courses in theological English, gender and theology, and social research methods, and serves on the editorial board of the graduate program’s academic journal, Eureka. Her research focuses on gender, human rights and transitional justice. [2/17]

 

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David Bell (Ed.D. 2001)

David Bell is Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He is also currently IDCE Coordinator of Experiential Learning and IDCE Interim Director. [2/17]

 

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James MacNeil (M.Ed. 2000)

James MacNeil is currently Vice President of the Asia and Special Projects Division at World Education, based in Boston and overseeing education and development programs in Nepal, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. [Left - in Thailand]

 

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Tossaporn 'Pan' Sariyant ( M.Ed. 1985, Ed.D. 2002)

Pan retired from the Office of Nonformal and Informal Education of the Ministry of Education, Thailand after 37 years of service. She taught part-time at the Chiang Mai University School of Education until October 2016, and is now relaxing and going through old papers, as well as meeting occasionally with her 3 doctoral and 2 master’s advisees from Chiang Mai University.

 

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Michael J. Simsik (Ed.D. 2003)

In July 2017 I began working with a small, independent U.S. government agency (Millennium Challenge Corporation) as the Team Leader for the development of a second compact for Burkina Faso.  Before then I was the Chief of Party on a USAID-funded project - a regional food security project implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center in Burkina Faso. (12-17)

 

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Michael Marzolla (M.Ed. 1996)

It is hard for me to believe that I have completed twenty-five years with the University of California and that I started my graduate studies at CIE back in 1978,  thirty years ago. I continue to lead the 4-H Youth Development program in Santa Barbara County and four years ago I assumed the leadership of our Counties Master Gardener program.  I have also participated in various international assignments in Bolivia and more recently in Serbia.  In 2006 I was able to visit to Cuba  to study their sustainable agriculture efforts.

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