Class of 2012

Certificate alumni – Class of 2012

Felicia Arriaga, sociology major, cultural anthropology minor

Honors Thesis:  Paternal Employment, Family Functioning and Young Child Well-Being: A daily diary study of Mexican immigrant families – Gender differences in time use

Mentor:  Anna Gassman-Pines, assistant professor of public policy

Aug 2012 – present:  Ph.D. candidate, sociology department, Duke University

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Michelle Barbera, psychology major, education minor, student rep to certificate program

Honors Thesis:  A Comparison of Storybooks and Textbooks:  Effect on learning and suggestibility in early elementary school children

Mentor:  Elizabeth Marsh, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience

Current educational pursuit (2012):  pursuing master’s in education at Northwestern University while teaching as part of the Inner-City Teaching Corps in Chicago, IL

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Emily Eshman, public policy major

Independent Study:  Best Practices for Easing the Transition from Elementary to Middle School in Durham Public Schools (School Research Partnership)

Mentor:  Ben Goodman, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

June 2012 – June 2013:  Capital Teaching Resident, KIPP DC, Washington, DC

Aug 2013 – Sept 2014:  1st grade lead teacher, KIPP DC, Washington, DC

Sept 2014 – June 2015:  Math Resource Teacher, KIPP DC, Washington, DC

July 2015 – present:  1st grade teacher, KIPP Excelencia Community Prep, Redwood City, CA

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Ivy Prince, public policy major

Independent Study:  Recommendation for a Family Academy that Increases Academic Achievement in Durham Public Schools (School Research Partnership)

Mentor:  Ann Skinner, research project manager, Center for Child and Family Policy

Aug 2012 – July 2015:  Business Advisory Consultant, Ernst & Young, New York, NY

July 2015 – present:  Global Alumni Relations Supervising Associate, Ernst & Young, New York, NY