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Catherine Julia Winn Galloway, ICE MA, 2016

Over the course of my undergraduate career I became interested in international development, Africa, and education. By the time I graduated I knew my passion lay in the field of international and comparative education. I started my career by seeking out on-the-ground experience. I taught for... Read more

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Ashutosh Bhuradia, ICE MA, 2016

My life followed a circuitous route—engineering, creative writing, a stint in publishing—before I started working as a teacher at a primary school in New Delhi. While at times exasperating and challenging, teaching drove me to think deeply about education and its role in society. I soon came to... Read more

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Idalia Rodriguez Morales, IEPA MA, 2016

After graduating from college and a working in the market research field, I decided to turn my interest for education into concrete efforts to improve educational access and opportunities for others in my home country, Mexico. Based in one of the most renowned public universities, I was... Read more

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Madelyn Gardner, IEPA MA, 2015

As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a teacher to incarcerated students, an experience that sparked a strong interest in education and its potential to enrich individuals’ lives. This interest took a global turn during a semester abroad in Senegal, where I interned at a... Read more

Patrick Curry
Patrick Curry, ICE MA, 2015

Before coming to Stanford, I worked as a teacher and curriculum developer in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Czech Republic, and Thailand. Working within these different education systems allowed me to develop an informed and critical perspective on how the interplay of numerous... Read more

Jane Leer
Jane Leer, IEPA MA, 2015

I first became interested in the role of education in international development while studying abroad in Santiago, Chile as an undergraduate development studies major. After completing my BA degree I worked for a little over three years on education projects in Latin America, first as an... Read more

Felipe Michel Santos Araújo Braga
Felipe Michel Santos Araújo Braga, IEAPA MA, 2015

My career trajectory in the field of education started when I was an undergraduate student majoring in Economics and Public Administration. Those degrees were both oriented toward educational theories and policies. Back then I realized that the best thing I could do was to help people become... Read more

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Minahil Asim, ICE MA, 2015

I grew up in Pakistan and before coming to Stanford, spent two years in the country conducting research, closely working with academics and the government in the field of education. In the process, I developed a keen interest in understanding issues in school governance, particularly in the role... Read more

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Maria Claudia Soler, IEAPA MA, 2014

I have always felt unsettled by the dilemma that young people face early in their lives. They make decisions that will deeply impact the rest of their lives such as what to do after high school, how to afford the cost of college, and what to study in college if it is an option. I wanted to help... Read more

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Erika Keaveney, ICE MA, 2014

Prior to joining the Stanford ICE program, I served as the Executive Director of a non-governmental organization which works to expand access to education, health, and economic opportunity for marginalized communities in India and Cambodia. While my background covered the broad spectrum of... Read more

Jeremy Jimenez
Jeremy Jimenez, PhD

Originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, I received both my B.A. degree in History/Psychology and M.Ed. degree in Social Studies Education from Rutgers University. My experiences growing up in an urban, low income community, coupled with a few key teacher role models (including my parents),... Read more

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Julia Lerch, PhD

I started focusing on education issues after completing my undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. I began by working on an education campaign for children in conflict-affected and fragile states at the International Save... Read more

Michelle Reddy
Michelle Reddy

I first developed an interest in education and social transformation as an undergraduate at Boston College, where I worked on the University of the Middle East Project, and subsequently pursued an M.A. in higher education administration at Columbia University. After receiving the Zankel... Read more

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Jamie Johnston

I first developed an interest in education research as an undergraduate at Northwestern University and through a public policy degree at the University of Chicago. Subsequent opportunities to work in multiple countries strengthened my desire to understand how education policies can work to... Read more

Luana Marotta
Luana Marotta

I started conducting education research in the second year of my undergraduate program at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, my country of birth, where I studied Social Sciences. I worked for three highly productive years with The Group of Educational Assessment and Measures,... Read more

Jennifer Chan
Jennifer Chan, PhD

I was transitioning from the private sector and had backpacked around Asia for a year prior to landing on the farm. I knew that I wanted to do research on human rights but was not sure about the disciplinary angle or program. The ICE program in the Stanford University School of Education turned... Read more

Tom Luschei, PhD

I benefited tremendously from Stanford’s ICE Ph.D. program. I took rigorous and engaging classes with world-renowned professors, received top-notch training in educational research methods, participated in research projects in the U.S. and abroad, and interacted daily with brilliant peers. After... Read more

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Nii Addy, PhD

I'm originally from Accra, the capital of Ghana, West Africa. After years spent bonding with a bunch of other guys at St. Peter's Secondary School, I spent two wonderful years teaching at Bishop Bowers School - the elementary school I had attended. I think it was there that my professional... Read more

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Garnett Russell, PhD

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... Read more

Elizabeth Buckner
Elizabeth Buckner, PhD

Prior to Stanford, I went to Swarthmore College, and graduated in 2006 with a Special Major in Educational Studies and Sociology/Anthropology. At Swarthmore, I had conducted research in Moroccan schools on the implementation of a minority language education program to teach Tamazight as part of... Read more