Andrea Rocha (M.Ed. 1996)

I’ve been living in the San Diego/Tijuana Border region for over 15 years now doing everything from grant-making to wine-making! Professionally-speaking, and ever since graduating from CIE in ‘96, I’ve worked within the non-profit & philanthropic sectors, focusing my work on social justice issues within immigrant, refugee, indigenous & border-based communities of the US and Mexico.

 

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Shekhar Regmi (M.Ed. 1997, Ed.D. 2004)

Shekhar Regmi is currently the Chief Undergraduate Advisor & Admission Chair with the University Without Walls program at UMass Amherst. 

 

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Carl C. Stecker (Ed. D. 1996)

Carl retired from the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) at the end of 2020 after almost 20 years as a Senior Technical Advisor specializing in HIV programs.  He currently continues to work part time to complete two pediatric HIV research projects in Uganda and Zambia, and a third neonatal HIV study in Zimbabwe. 

 

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Nancy Sosnowski (Ed.D. 2002)

Since graduation 2002, as an instructor/adjunct faculty member I have developed and taught a number of courses in global and multicultural education for preservice and graduate teacher program at UMass Amherst, Salem State University, Northern Essex Community College and the Northeast Consortium For Global Education. I also worked as a substitute teacher for 5 years at all grade levels and special education in 5 districts in Boston’s North Shore area.

 

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Michael Marzolla (M.Ed. 1996)

In 2011 I retired after a thirty year career with the University of California Cooperative Extension in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Since that time I have done two short term work assignments in Jordan and Morocco, both focused on environmental education. Since then, Rose and I have been catching up on our travels. In 2017 we visited our dear friend Juan Aulestia and his wife Cathy Walsh in Quito and spent time in the Galapagos.

 

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Sue Thrasher (M.Ed. 1994; Ed.D. 1996)

Before coming to UMass Sue spent more than 20-years involved in social activism in the South. In 1964, she helped organize the founding meeting of the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC), an organization dedicated to engaging white southern college students in the civil rights struggle. After spending the summer of 1964 as a volunteer with Mississippi Freedom Summer, she returned to Nashville to work full time with SSOC.  

 

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Sherry Kane (M. Ed. 1996)

After many years working in communications, adult education and political action with the garment workers’ union, Sherry now oversees an adult education program for the Consortium for Worker Education focusing on ESOL and computer skills at various sites in New York City. 

 

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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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Daniel Gerber (Ed.D. 1996)

 

Dan was recently received a national award for teaching undergraduate public health education  The 2018 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education.  The award will be presented at the next national meeting - the Association of Schools & Programs for Public Health 2018 Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit in Washington DC in  March.

 

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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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