Class of 2010

Certificate Alumni – Class of 2010

Amy Czaja, public policy major; psychology minor

Independent Study:  Food for Thought:  The quality of Durham Public School lunches (School Research Partnership)

Mentor:  Joel Rosch, senior research scholar, Center for Child and Family Policy

Position in Oct 2012:  elementary public school teacher, Washington, DC

Master of Arts, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York, NY

As of 2015:  Elementary School Lead  Teacher, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, Brooklyn, NY

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Michelle McCree, public policy major

Independent Study:  An Evaluation of Public School Resource Allocation

Mentor:  Ann Brewster, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

Independent Study fall 2009:  Effective methods to support students behind grade level

Mentor:  Ann Brewster, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

May 2011 – July 2013:  elementary school teacher, Infinity Prep, Dallas, TX, through Teach for America

Aug 2013 – July 2014:  2nd grade teacher, Uncommon Schools, Newark, NJ

July 2014 – present:  Outreach Director, Educators 4 Excellence, New York, NY

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Kerry McGregor, psychology major; Markets and Management Studies certificate

Independent Study:  Peer Relationships in the Age of Digital Communication

Mentors:  Christina Grimes, assistant professor of the practice, psychology and neuroscience; Martha Putallaz, professor   of psychology and neuroscience; Kristen Peairs, postdoctoral associate, psychology and neuroscience

2010 – 2015:  Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), Clinical Child Psychology, Regent University, Norfolk, VA

Sept 2014 – present:  Child Psychology Intern, Boston Children’s hospital, Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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Patrick Messac, public policy major; history minor

Honors Thesis:  The Role of Identity in Decision Making:  Black adolescents and substance use

Mentors:  Phil Costanzo, professor of psychology and neuroscience; Karen Appleyard, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

July 2010 – June 2012:  taught 8th grade English Language Arts, Pueblo Del Sol Middle School, Phoenix through Teach for America

July 2010 – June 2012:  Master of Education (M.Ed.), Secondary Education and Teaching, Arizona State University

Aug 2012 – June 2014:  English Teacher, KIPP Heartwood Academy, San Jose, CA

Aug 2014 – present:  Lab Interventionist, KIPP Heartwood Academy, San Jose, CA

June 2015 – present:  Program Director, Headstand, San Francisco, CA

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Lauren Miller, psychology major

Independent Study:  True Friendships:  Mimicry’s inability to help patients with anorexia nervosa achieve deep emotional connections

Mentor:  Nancy Zucker, assistant professor, department of psychiatry

Sept 2010 – Dec 2011:  Research Assistant, Gerson Lehrman Group, New York, NY

Aug 2012 – Dec 2013:  Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

June 2014 – present:  Therapist, Case Manager and Social Work Consultant, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Aug 2014 – present:  Guidance Counselor, Christ Episcopal School, Covington, LA

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Alexandra Nevid, public policy major

Independent Study:  Process Evaluations through the Lens of Project AIM

Mentor:  Ann Brewster, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

Independent Study fall 2009:  Project AIM:  A qualitative evaluation of an In-school Intervention

Mentor:  Ann Brewster, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

Aug 2010 – Dec 2011:  Center for Financial Excellence Coordinator, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Jan 2012 – June 2014:  Financial Analyst, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

June 2014 – present:  Private Wealth Advisor, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

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Sarah Rabiner, sociology major

Independent Study:  Youth Gangs in Schools:  Impact on attitudes and implications for behavior

Mentor:  Joel Rosch, senior research scholar, Center for Child and Family Policy

Honors Thesis spring & fall 2009:  Investigating the effects of gang presence on school climate

Mentor:  Clara Muschkin, assistant research professor of public policy

Taught 6th grade, Durham Public Schools, Durham, NC

Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.), Lesley University

Oct 2012 – present:  Research Specialist/Project Coordinator at innovation, Research & Training

Currently:  Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree candidate, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

     

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Kayla Roby, public policy major; African and African-American Studies minor

Independent Study:  Operation Snowball:  A research and evidence based revision proposal

Mentor:  Ann Brewster, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

Independent Study fall 2009:  Operation Snowball:  Efficacy as a drop-out prevention program

Mentor:  Ann Brewster, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

2010 – 2011:  certified as highly qualified teacher in elementary education, The New Teacher Project

June 2010 – June 2013:  second grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy Charter School in New Orleans, LA, as part of Teach for America

July 2013 – July 2014:  RTI Coordinator at ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary 3-5, New Orleans, LA

July 2014 – June 2015:  Dean of Literacy, ReNEW Schools Charter Management Organization, New Orleans, LA

July 2015 – present:  Teacher, Brooke Charter Schools, Boston, MA

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Salem Tsegaye, cultural anthropology major; English minor

Independent Study:  Identity Formation among Contemporary Turkish Youth

Mentor:  Katherine Ewing, associate professor of cultural anthropology

May 2010 – July 2012:  Project Assistant, Mosaica, Washington, DC

July 2012 – May 2014:  MA in Design Studies, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY

May 2013 – May 2014:  Philanthropy Fellow, Arts & Historic Preservation, The New York Community Trust, New York, NY

Aug 2013 – Dec 2014:  Teaching Assistant, The New School, New York, NY

June 2014 – Jan 2015:  Development Research & Writing Associate, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

Oct 2014 – present:  Program Associate, NYC Cultural Agenda Fund / Fund for New Citizens, The New York Community Trust, New York, NY

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Karmel Wong Choi, psychology major

Honors Thesis:  Maternal Trauma and Infant Attachment

Mentor:  Lisa Berlin, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

Aug 2011 – present:  Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology, Duke University