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Sara-Lee Ramsawak

International Education PhD Student

Name: Sara-Lee Ramsawak


Program: International Education

Research Interests: inequality in education, diversity and inclusion, diversity in STEM, STEM higher education

Principal Advisor(s): Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng

Research description/bio: Sara is a fifth year part-time doctoral student in the IE program within the ASH Department. She is broadly interested in inequality in education and diversity and inclusion. Her research specifically centers around diversity in STEM, especially at the higher education level, and how demographics connect to student performance and student satisfaction. She is also interested in faculty demographics and considers how that may impact student participation in STEM.

Sara currently serves as the Senior Director of Academics, Programs, & Global Engagement at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. Previously she received a BA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University as well as two MA’s from NYU: Media, Culture, and Communications and International Education. Sara is passionate about education and adamant about providing all learners with the tools and resources necessary to be successful in university and thereafter. As such, Sara pushes for education equity and accessibility and plans to continue to do so in whatever endeavors she further pursues.

Link to Personal Website.