Before entering the doctoral program in International and Comparative Education (ICE) at Stanford's School of Education, I worked for two years as a policy analyst in Bangkok, Thailand for the regional office of UNESCO on the monitoring and evaluation of Education for All (EFA) in the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, I completed a master's degree in International Relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) focusing on international development. My dissertation research will examine the role of education policy and curriculum in promoting social reconciliation in post-conflict countries, with a focus on Rwanda.
Complementing my experience working in the field, the doctoral program has provided me with rigorous methodological and theoretical training for the analysis of education policy issues using an inter-disciplinary lens. The array of courses, lectures, and workshops related to my interests on human rights and civil society in post-conflict nations has greatly facilitated my research. Additionally, I have benefited from working with the superb faculty within the ICE program, as well as faculty from other departments at Stanford. Furthermore, through my work as a research assistant and a teaching assistant, I have gained invaluable experience working with data collection and analysis, as well as teaching undergraduate and master's students. The program offers excellent preparation for both a career in academia or in international education policy.
In 2013-14, I began my position as Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Education within the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University.