Welcome to our ASH Alumni Connections page!

Connection is such an important part of our department. It is the people who make ASH what it is: full of lively debate, passionate causes, and diverse academic pursuits. We are pleased that we now have a more permanent space to connect with each of you.

We hope you will continue to share your accomplishments, news, and events as well as use this new tool to engage with your fellow alums.

Alumni Spotlights

Letisha_SmithLetisha Smith
MS, Applied Statistics for Social Science Research, ‘17

Letisha currently works at NYU’s School of Medicine at the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education. In September, Letisha received the Award for Statistical Excellence in Early-Career Writing from the Royal Statistical Society. The prestigious honor celebrates early career statisticians who can demonstrate effective communication skills while explaining their work to an audience of non-experts.

See more Applied Statistics for Social Science Research alumni.

Daniel_MunierDaniel Munier
MA, International Ed ‘12

Daniel is Acting Director of Advocacy at Scholars at Risk, where he oversees the team’s efforts to monitor and report on attacks on higher education communities through SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project; coordinates student-oriented initiatives; conducts advocacy campaigns through SAR’s Scholars-in-Prison Project; and raises visibility of these issues and promising solutions through publications and press outreach.

See more International Education alumni.

CorreiaGabel_AnniceAnnice Correia Gabel
MA, Education and Social Policy ‘12

Annice current is Director of Analytics and Operations at NE Basecamp, where she designed a data collection system that captures granular data on the teacher-coaching cycle. Prior to this role, she worked at the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative and later at Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research as a Strategic Data Project Fellow.

See more Education and Social Policy alumni.

Nate_ShalevNate Shalev
MA, Sociology of Education ‘17

Nate is currently the Director of Programs at Lesbians Who Tech + Allies, the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world, with over 50,000 non-binary, LGBTQ women, queer women of color (and allies) members worldwide.  As Director of Programs, Nate supports the growth of 40+ local chapters around the world. “I decided the actual topic for my thesis while at a drag show,” Nate recalls. “I realized the space had aspects of what I had hoped schools can feel like for students. I crafted a case study that utilized direct observations of the performances and semi-structured interviews with the performers.”

See more Sociology of Education alumni.

Dan_SmoklerDan Smokler
Ph.D., Education and Jewish Studies ‘17

Daniel is the Chief Innovator Officer at Hillel International, where he works to redesign strategies and create new approaches to engage Jewish college students and inspiring them to develop an enduring commitment to Jewish life. From the Office of Innovation, Dan seeks to foster social networks, mentors, rituals, and learning experiences among Jewish students and their friends.

See more Education and Jewish Studies alumni.

Nasrin_JafariNasrin Jafari
BA, Education Studies ‘17

In 2018, Nasrin organized Frontier 2018: a K-12 cross-sector education conference that brought together educators, school leaders, policymakers, art-activists, and ed tech innovators in discussions focused on how to utilize collective impact to implement holistic reforms in schools. “Ed Studies expanded my knowledge of the education system and introduced me to the many different ways in which I could be involved in the field,” said Nasrin.

See more Education Studies alumni.

Recent Happenings

Graduation 2019

We are pleased to welcome our newest alumni, the class of 2019.  Among our accomplished students, these students received awards from Steinhardt and the department.

Steinhardt Awards and Honors:
Western Scholarship  William Spagnola (A3SR)
School Banner Bearer Valedictory  Sara-Lee Ramsawak (IE)
Ida Bodman Service Award  Beena Jacob (EDST)
Samuel Eshborn Service Award  Natalie Mufarrige (EDSP)
Department Banner Bearers Jazmin Jinnah (EDST), UG, Madine Mameshova (SOED), Maegan Whiting (SOED), Grad

ASH Department Awards:
ASH Scholarship Award  Marcelle Goggins (EDSP)
ASH Leadership Award  Rebecca Naylor-Sanchez (IE), Clare Clingain (A3SR)
ASH Service Award  Chelsea Rivera (EDST), Dorota Biedzio (A3SR)
ASH Community Award  Micaela Bronstein (IE)

Other Awards:
OGS International Student Ally Award  Alessia Maselli(IE)
International Student Leadership Award  Yifan (Brian) Li (GUES)

Photos from graduation

IE Alumni Council and Event

The International Education program formed an Alumni Council, which was introduced at the Current Research in International Education event in February 2018. Professors Dana Burde, Hua-Ya Sebastian Cherng, Phil Hosay Elisabeth King, and Carol Anne Spreen discussed their research followed by a networking reception featuring members of the inaugural Alumni Council.

The Alumni Council meets regularly to work on networking and programming to support the program.  If you are an International Education alumna/us and interested in giving back to current students or connecting with the Council, please email us to express interest.

IE Council Co-Chairs
Clare Overmann Banks (MA ‘12)
Alexandria Meiers (MA ‘17)

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