Okash Haybe ’19 arrived in the U.S. as a wide-eyed 18-year-old. Now, 15 years later, he is working among his Somali community members as a case investigator in the fight against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given new perspectives to alumni of the M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology online program as they navigate the new normal of remote teaching.
Karen Spencer M’19 has always been interested in international affairs, having done several study abroad trips during her undergraduate studies. A trip to a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana in 2004, though, helped galvanize her professional passions and her future studies.
One of the first things Jesse Moonen M’16, D’19 (she/her) shares with someone she’s first meeting is her preferred pronouns. To her, it’s important to give people a voice, especially the marginalized. In her work as a post-doctoral fellow, the marginalized are often transgender clients, which is why she decided to focus her dissertation on the subject.
As Paul Kotz, Ph.D.,found out, grace can appear in very odd places, like at a table inside a dumpster in Kansas City.
Although Sylvester Amara Lamin is based on the Twin Cities Campus, his heart is never far from his native country of Sierra Leone.