Class of 2013

Certificate Program Alumni – Class of 2013

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Victoria Bennett, sociology major, social and economic justice minor, Robertson Scholar (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

Project:  The Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Research and Policy Implications

Mentor:  Anne-Marie Iselin, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

Aug 2013 – present:  Doctor of Law (J.D.) candidate, North Carolina Central University as a CITI Scholar, Durham, NC

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Adria Kinney, psychology major, education minor, research assistant on Parenting Across Cultures project

Independent Study:  Impacts and Policy Implications of Single Gender Classrooms and Schools (School Research Partnership)
Mentor:  Ann Skinner, research project manager, Center for Child and Family Policy

Sept 2013 – Apr 2014:  EFL Teacher, Gatewat Academy, Beijing, China

2014 – present:  Master’s degree candidate, International Education, Universidad de Alcala, Spain

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Allison Kratka, psychology major, graduation with distinction, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Honors Thesis:  The Effects of Obesity Stigma: How media explanations for the causes of obesity impact weight bias

Mentor:  Laura Richman, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience

July 2013 – July 2014:  worked for AIDS United AmeriCorps program, Washington, DC

Aug 2014 – present:  student, Duke University Medical School

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Katherine Morrow, public policy major

Independent Study:  Beginning Teacher Mentoring in Durham Public Schools (School Research Partnership)

Mentor:  Leslie Babinski, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy

Nov 2013 – June 2015:  Corps Member, Teach for America Program, New York, NY

June 2015 – present:  Kindergarten Teacher, Rocky Mountain Prep, Denver, CO

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Michelle Nguyen, public policy major

Independent Study:  Literature Survey of the Caring about the Concepts that Help (CATCH) in-school peer tutoring program (School Research Partnership)

Mentors:  Ashley Corra and Jeff Quinn, research project managers, Center for Child and Family Policy

June 2013 – Nov 2013:  Policy and Community Planning Intern, City of Salisbury, Salisbury, NC

Nov 2013 – present:  Human Resources Specialist, City of Salisbury, Salisbury, NC

Currently working on:  Master’s in Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia

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Sarah Rogers, public policy major, graduating with highest distinction, magna cum laude, JA Morris Fellow, student rep to certificate program

Honors Thesis:  Effects of High School Athletic Participation on the Educational Aspirations of Male Student-Athletes:  Does Race Matter?

Mentor:  Clara Muschkin, assistant research professor of public policy

July 2013 – Sept 2014:  Project Coordinator, African Impact, Livingstone, Zambia

Oct 2014 – July 2015:  Director of Program Development, Kaz’O’zah Art, Bujumbura, Burundi

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Nicole Schollmeyer Nash, psychology major, education minor, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, graduation with distinction, Holton Prize for Educational Research, student rep to certificate program

Honors Thesis:  Best Practices for Exceptional Children’s Programs:  Focus on Durham Public Schools (School Research Partnership)

Mentor:  David Rabiner, research professor of psychology and neuroscience

July 2013 – June 2015:  Kindergarten Teacher, KIPP Ascend Primary, Chicago, IL

2014 – 2015:  Master’s degree, Special Education, Michigan State University

July 2015 – present:  Lower Primary Special Education Teacher, KIPP Ascend Primary, Chicago, IL

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Allison Schulhof, public policy major, JA Morris Fellow, School Research Partnership, student rep to certificate program for 2 years

Independent Study:  Improving the Classroom Experience through Student Input

Mentor:  Clara Muschkin, assistant research professor of public policy

July 2013 – June 2015: Senior Analyst, Business Development, MAXIMUS, Reston, VA

July 2015 – present:  Manager, Proposal Operations, MAXIMUS, Reston, VA

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