Gulzat Kochorova (M.Ed. 2013)

After graduating from the CIE, I worked for a year as the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator with USAID's "Reading Together" project implemented by the American Institutes for Research. My main task with the project was to travel to the regions and train local early educators in conducting EGRA (Early Grade Reading Assessment) tests at schools, and then preparing collected data for analysis. I joined the project team for its first phase, and was able to participate in the baseline data collection.

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Naeem Khawaja (Ph.D. 2016)

After graduating from CIE, I joined The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Education.  The Institute was established in 2009 and offers four-year pre-service teacher preparation programs (B.Ed. Hons.) for prospective elementary and secondary school teachers. The Institute is located in a building constructed in 2016 with funds from USAID. The Institute also offers M.Phil. in Education.   Recently I became the Coordinator (Head) of the Institute of Education.

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Noorullah Noori (M.Ed. 2013)

Since my graduation from CIE in 2013, I have had the honor of working with various international aid agencies and professionals in Afghanistan and USA. In December 2013, I joined the Collective Transformations Organization (a local Afghan civil society organization) as the Country Program Manager. I managed and supervised the programmatic activities (e.g. civics education, teacher education, career-skill building, community mobilization, rule of law, women empowerment and youth advocacy networking) throughout the country.


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Benjamin N. Oganga (M.Ed. 2013)

Benjamin Oganga is currently serving as an Assistant Director for Secondary Education in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Government) in Dodoma, Tanzania. He was previously Education Coordinator and Principal Education Coordinator.


Oganga has also worked as a monitoring and evaluation specialist for the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training as well as for the Kigoma Regional Administration, focusing on the Kigoma Special Economic Zone.


He wrote to CIE about this work after he graduated in 2013:


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Salma Nazar Khan (Ed.D. 2015)

Salma joined Fatima Jinnah Women’s University in 2015 as an Assistant Professor where she teaches course at the graduate and undergraduate level. She has been busy coordinating international and national conferences where she has presented some of her research work.

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Mjege Kinyota (M.Ed. 2013)

As a PhD student at the Institute of International and Comparative Education (IICE) of Beijing Normal University (BNU), PRC, I still cherish my experience at the Center for International Education (CIE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Not only has that experience influenced my enrollment at BNU, but also the focus of my current research.


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Abdrabu Abu Alyan (Ed.D. 2011)

Hello-Assalamu Alykum!  I am from Palestine and I have been awarded a Palestinian Faculty Development Program (PFDP) scholarship to pursue my doctoral studies in the USA. I am a teacher in the department of English at the Islamic University of Gaza, where I have taught various courses for English majors. However, my specialty in teaching is “Oral communication skills”. My teaching career has been characterized by dedication, hard work and the ability to work with diverse teams, as well as having skills in problem-solving strategies.

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Nancy Wanjiku Gachigo (M.Ed. 2011)

I was born and bred in the suburbs of Nairobi City in Kenya. During my Primary and Secondary School years I never imagined that someday I would become a teacher I thought my career would go towards the hospitality industry.  When I Wanjiku Gachigojoined University I ended up taking courses in Education and that changed my career to becoming a teacher.


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Laura Gluck (M.Ed.2011)

When I was eight years old, I stumbled across a playground bully mocking a student in the brand new Special Needs class.  I broke into the small circle that had formed around the two kids and passionately declared that everyone deserved the same amount of respect.  I introduced myself to the student and led him back to the Special Education class.  After meeting the other students, I found that I really connecting with them; I sought them out every day during recess, volunteered as a very junior T.A.

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Philip Mangis (M.Ed. 2011)

I come from the State of Oregon, but have spent the last four years working in NE Thailand with the Center for International Education and Exchange (CIEE); a study abroad program for U.S. undergraduate students.


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