Haili Cheng (2007-2010)

Haili has been working in Beijing for an education company for the past several years. She helps with the talent acquisition, especially the recruitment of foreign teachers who are willing come to China to teach. 

 

Before coming to CIE she was a classroom teacher for four years in China. She then went to the University of Calgary in Canada to pursue her first Master’s degree in Education in 2003.   

 

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Wendi L. Carman (M.Ed. 2006)

Wendi has been a Senior Education Specialist for the past 15 years with the American Institutes for Research where she is project director for international education and youth programming, including youth violence prevention in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

 

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Nigar Khan (Ed.D. 2012)

I recently retired from the University of Massachusetts Amherst after spending more than four decades in the academic administration. My association with the School of Education goes back to the 1970’s when I had just completed a Master's degree in Political Science. It was the start of a beautiful relationship, as my career and education at the University went side by side until I completed my doctorate in 2012.

 

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Sayed Sarwar Yaqubi (M.Ed. 2009)

Since 2018 I have been serving as the Dean of the Education Faculty at Jawzjan University in northern Afghanistan which keeps me busy with the administration affairs of the Education Faculty.

 

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Juliette Van de Geer (M.Ed. 2006)

Since graduating in 2006, Juliette has worked at the Center for International Educational Exchange (CIEE), based in Portland, ME. She has held several different positions within the organization and is currently the Director of Grant Programs.

 

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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 came to CIE after working in international development for 10 years. Doing my masters at CIE helped me set my practice in a theoretical framework. And I developed relationships with a group of wonderful and committed educators who became my friends. I feel very privileged to have been able to study full time in a new country in the middle of my career. 

 

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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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