Douglas Russell Dilts (Ed.D. 1989)

Russ Dilts passed away in October 2011
His obituary can be found Here.

 

In 1975, before coming to CIE, Russ worked in Indonesia as part of Stanford’s Volunteer in Asia program, first as a volunteer and then as VIA’s Indonesia organizer. He then worked for World Education in Indonesia and Thailand. In the 1980s while at CIE completing his doctoral program he was actively engaged in Indonesia’s emerging NGO movement.

 

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Don S. Graybill (Ed.D. 1989)

Don Graybill passed away in August 2008. 
His obituary can be found Here.

 

At the time of his passing Don was the Director of BEPS Activity working in Indonesia as the Chief of Party of USAID’s Indonesia Decentralized Basic Education III project with Save the Children.

 

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Rema Pai Nanda (Ed.D. 1989)

After finishing her doctorate, Rema worked with a variety of United Nations agencies including UNDP, UNIFEM, and UNICEF.  Her principal activities included Multi-Country Programming and Grants Management; Metrics and Evaluation; Public Relations; High level advocacy with UN Missions and Embassies; and Representation at conferences and meetings.

 

In 2003 she became the Director for Public Health with the American India Foundation which is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth.

 

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Malena de Montis (Ed.D. 1994)

After finishing her doctorate with CIE, Malena returned to Nicaragua where she founded two sister NGO's centered on women's economic and political empowerment: The Center for Economic and Democratic Development, CENZONTLE focusing on education, technical assistance, organization and advocacy; and FODEM-CENZONTLE, a micro-finance organization that facilitates credit. She left the executive director position at Cenzontle in 2001 having received a prize for best practice in the Latin American region.

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Hollyn Green (Ed.D. 1995)

Following an unexpected return to the Pioneer Valley after 14 years, I revived connections with long lost friends/colleagues.  With a bit of friendly pressure (read DRE), I’m taking a moment to sashay down memory lane and reconnect with the CIE community.

 

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Antonieta Bolomey (Ed.Sp 1996)

After leaving CIE, Antonieta worked as a consultant for various organizations, including ITD in Amherst, John Snow, Inc., and Greater Options for Adolescent Lives, Inc.  She then spent more than 15 years working with the Boston School system.  She served in multiple roles there including working as an Analyst in the Office of Language Learning and Support Services, as the Senior Director for Research & Instruction, and as the Assistant Superintendent for English Language Learners.

 

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Lucia Nuñez (M.Ed. 1991)

I am currently the Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at Madison College, one of the sixteen technical colleges in Wisconsin. Previous to this position, I served as the Director of the City of Madison Department of Civil Rights for ten years and prior to that, I was the Equal Rights Division Administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. I also served as the Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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Donald Back (M.Ed. 1989)

I currently serve as director or the Language and Culture Institute (LCI) at Virginia Tech, where I have been employed for the last 15 years.  In my role as a leader in international affairs, I represent the university with EducationUSA offices, foreign universities, international aid organizations, scholarship offices and globally minded businesses. Over the last several years, I have visited nearly 20 countries and given presentations on Virginia Tech to over a dozen leading universities.

 

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Mohamed Dirir (M.Ed. 1989; Ed.D. 1993)

My Family and I live in West Hartford, Connecticut where I have worked for over 28 years at the Performance Office of the Connecticut Department of Education as a senior psychometrician. My role has been to conduct or supervise all psychometric work for the Department, such as test construction, equating, scaling, and validation. I also coordinate test data management, auditing, and analyses. My team and I check yearly test results, and ensure the accuracy of scores for all students.

 

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Falai Riva Taafaki (Ed.D. 1989)

After finishing my degree at CIE, I took a position as a development consultant with Mottahedeh Development Services (MDS), a private foundation with headquarters in Stamford Connecticut. MDS is a small foundation that provides seed money for various community development initiatives - adult literacy, health, teacher training, project planning, vocational institutes, and school curriculum development - in countries such as India, Thailand, Haiti, Sikkim, and even Samoa in the South Pacific.

 

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