Doctoral Student Spotlights

Yvonne Kamugisha

International Education

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
I want to be a solution-seeker who improves education access and builds capacity in sub-Sahara Africa through leading effective programs; mentoring the next generation of educators; and allowing individuals to take control of their lives and their communities as they use the full potential of their talents. It has been my lifelong quest to belong to a graduate program that puts together educational and societal issues, and NYU has proven to be the place unlocking people 's dreams through both a great diversity of ideas from cohort members as well as the broad course offerings delivered by an outstanding faculty body.
My academic passion is:
Education Policy
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
Be part of East Africa Leadership
A hobby I have is:
Long distance running
My favorite place to get coffee or eat around NYU:
Au Bon Pain
Academic or other experience that most influenced my choice of doctoral study:
USAID field project
Professor who has influenced me the most:
Dr. Miller-Idriss
Research project I've most enjoyed working on:
School choice and teachers' retention
Scholarly presentation of my work I'm most proud of:
Technology in Africa
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
Practice of Education

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Africa-United States-Europe
Career Goals:
Minister of Education, Ambassador to the UN