Who We Are

We are graduate students pursuing our M.S.Ed in International Educational Development at  the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. As future educators, policy makers, etc. we want to create a space online to correlate what we are learning in our courses with current events. Migration and education are topics that have been brought up many times in our courses, in the news, in some of our own personal experiences and field work. As we engage with these topics through critical lenses, we hope that you are also able to engage with us through comments to our blog posts.

Tiffany Cao

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From: Fresno, California

Areas of interest: literacy, the family’s role in education, migrant education

Bintou Diallo

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From: Guinea; Colorado

Areas of interest: Sub-Saharan Africa, youth engagement and development, curriculum/ teacher development and training, education policy and reform, project design, monitoring and evaluation, nonprofit management   

Lauren Matarazzo

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From: Red Bank, New Jersey

Areas of interest: Central and South America, refugee education, migrant education, interfaith dialogue, ethnographic filmmaking, human rights, arts education, colonialism, school-to-prison pipeline

Anushka Mehta

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From: Egypt; India

Areas of interest: The Middle East, migration, mobility, documentation and border-crossing, notions of citizenship + home, education policy, educational access, colonization

Daniel Won 

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From: Buena Park, California

Areas of interests: Central and South America, East Asia, im/migrant education, family involvement, curriculum, school building