Evangeline Ambat (M.Ed. 2016)

After completing her Master’s degree Evangeline worked with Stephen Richardson as a consultant with the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE).  She was part of a team conducting a mapping and market analysis of the capacity development needs of the EiE sector as input to the capacity building strategy for INEE. She then joined EDC in Boston as a Research Associate where she currently is working.

 

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Mei Lan Frame (Ph.D. 2020)

Greetings! My name is Mei Lan Frame and I came to the Center of International Education after 15 years of working in education as a teacher, trainer and consultant across several countries in the Asia and South Asia region. Throughout my work and research, I have engaged issues that include rural education in India, China, and Thailand, teacher education and professional norms amongst teachers in Beijing, and the role that culture (both institutional and social) plays in shaping education.

 

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Foster Kamanga (M.Ed. 2016)

After graduating from CIE, I went to Malawi and started volunteering for Outernet, which is an Open Access education project initiated by several professors at UMass Amherst. Based at the National Library in Blantyre, I worked on systematic evaluation of the initial sets of transmissions to the Malawi schools and libraries that UMass Amherst has been supporting.

 

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Mohammad Iqbal Halimi (M.Ed. 2018)

I have had several notable accomplishments in my life. Probably the most notable was that I completed my master’s degree in international education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The master’s degree program equipped me with the significant knowledge, skills, and tools that I needed for my work in managing development and humanitarian projects. I would like to thank the Center for International Education (CIE) at UMass Amherst for providing me with an assistantship and the opportunity to work at the University Support and Workforce Development Project (USWDP).

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Sumera Ahsan (Ph.D. 2018)

After graduating from CIE in September 2018, I returned to my home country, Bangladesh, and joined my old work place, the Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka as an assistant professor. I always loved teaching, and still love to learn from my students. However, teaching has become more challenging now after experiencing the teaching-learning pedagogy of our scholar-practitioner faculties at CIE and UMASS.

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Mohammad Mahboob Morshed (Ph.D. 2018)

Upon finishing my Ph.D. at UMass in September 2018, I returned to Bangladesh and accepted a faculty position in BRAC University where I teach and lead two postgraduate programs. I am coordinating the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and School Improvement and the M.Sc. in Early Childhood Development programs at the BRAC Institute of Educational Development.

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Stephanie Pirroni (M.Ed. 2003; Ed.D. 2019)

Since graduating from CIE in 2019, I have been working as the Director of the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP). The efforts of the Institute are organized around two main lines of action—educational efforts with university students, and research initiatives on social phenomena.  

 

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Yi Sun (Ph.D. 2019)

While finishing her doctorate Yi Sun worked as an English instructor with Workplace Partnerships at UMass Amherst. Her class content is based on employees' needs at work and at home with the goal of improving their communication skills and enhancing the cultural competence of the workplace.

 

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Maguette Diame (Ph.D. 2020)

My Ph.D. program at the College of Education is in International education and development with a focus on education policies, administration, and research.

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Mujtaba Hedayet (M.Ed. 2015)

I am a Ph.D. student in the Higher Education Administration program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). I obtained my Master of Education from UMass in 2015 and returned to Afghanistan to work for USAID’s largest higher education project in the world, the University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP), until I returned for my doctorate program.  

 

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