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At Binghamton University, Mary Shaw studied the development of formal education around the world. Still fascinated about how education is understood within a culture, she joined Teach for America in 1992 and began teaching Spanish, K-5 in rural North Carolina. After leaving North Carolina, she was motivated to learn more ... Read More
The college admissions process is full of milestones: The first day of new student orientation, the first text exchanges with new roommates, the first acceptance letter. These moments are significant for students, and for their families as well. They form important early impressions of an institution you are considering becoming ... Read More
A recent graduate from the University of California, San Diego, Carina Gutierrez obtained her B.A. in socio-cultural anthropology with a minor in ethnic studies. Having maintained a GPA of 3.66 in her first quarter as a transfer student, Carina earned her way into the Tau Sigma National Honor Society — ... Read More
Yasmina Martin is a PhD student at Yale University studying 20th-century South African history. She is fascinated by histories of decolonization and political protest. At Yale, she serves as a teaching assistant for one undergraduate history course each semester and leads seminar discussions among students. Prior to Yale, Yasmina completed ... Read More
Michael Kandel is a private tutor who specializes in standardized test preparation and math at all grade levels. Michael graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in economics and a minor in mathematics. While at Penn, Michael worked as a research fellow in the political science department and began privately tutoring students ... Read More