M.Ed. ’17 | International Education Policy and Management
I graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in English and International Studies. Due to a formative study abroad experience in Costa Rica I wanted to further explore international education and accepted a position teaching English in Madrid, Spain. From there, I moved to Zonguldak, Turkey on a Fulbright grant to work in the English Preparatory program at Bulent Ecevit University. My experiences abroad furthered my passion for exploring experiential learning and the impact it has on the growth of individuals. I returned to Vanderbilt University to earn my M.Ed in International Education Policy and Management to further pursue my interest in driving economic development and innovation in education.
Finding the TFC has had the greatest impact on my learning experience thus far at Vanderbilt. I was initially drawn to the TFC due to my interest in social enterprise and innovative solutions to poverty alleviation, but I’ve become deeply invested because of the truly interdisciplinary approach and passion that all those involved have for social ventures. It is exciting to be a part of a center that strives to educate students, faculty, and the community on how market-based solutions can be used to achieve social impact. My experiences within Project Pyramid and on the Special Projects and Consulting team have only re-enforced my drive to understand how innovative solutions can lead to sustainable change.