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Alumni notes

Lynch School alumni are working in dynamic careers around the country. Below is a sampling of our graduates’ recent achievements.

Undergraduate alumni are teaching in K–12 schools across the nation. Alexandra Tomkins ’09 teaches autistic children in New Jersey. Kaitlyn Burke ’08, MA ’09 also teaches in New Jersey. Jennifer Winslow ’08, MA ’10 and Caitlin Librizzi ’10 both teach in Harlem. And Dianne Bacsik ’10 is teaching in Milton.

Alexandra Faklis ’08 works in advancement at Harvard Business School, and Abigail Humphrey ’09 recently began studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Samuel Hay ’10 recently joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Lisa Millora, MA ’01 was elected to the board of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Evelyn Young, Ph.D. ’10 recently published an article in the Journal of Teacher Education titled “Challenges to Conceptualizing and Actualizing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: How Viable Is the Theory in Classroom Practice?”

Julie Margetta Morgan, Ph.D. ’10 joined the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., as a policy analyst. She is the author of several articles for the center, including “Would You Go to Strayer University? Looking Beyond the Marketing to Discern Value in For-Profit Education.”

Several recent doctoral graduates are working overseas. Laura Rumbley, Ph.D. ’07 is associate director of the Academic Cooperation Association in Brussels, Belgium. Eun Jun Lee, Ph.D. ’07 recently joined the administration at the Pohang University of Technology in South Korea. Roberta Bassett, Ph.D. ’05 works in the higher education division of the World Bank, based in London, England. And Hong Zhu, Ph.D. ’09 is assistant professor of higher education at Peking University in Beijing, China.

Liz Reisberg, Ph.D. ’07 returned from overseas to serve as a research associate at Boston College’s Center for International Higher Education. Previously, she was a consultant for the World Bank in Lima, Peru, and gave a series of lectures at Campinas University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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