Summer 2014 Cohort

Avani Mack
College: Liberty University ’14
Major: Education with a concentration in TESL/FL
Minor: Mandarin Chinese
UELIP team placement: Central Office Effectiveness Team


Marvin Boomer
School
: North Carolina State University, College of Education PhD Program
Area of Study: Educational Research and Policy Analysis specification in Elementary and Secondary Education
UELIP team placement: Office of Federal Programs and Grants under the Office of Data and Strategy.


Lincoln Boyd
College: Lewis & Clark College ’15
Major: Political Science
UELIP team placement: Office of Planning and Postsecondary Readiness
Advice to future UELIPs: “Get coffee with anyone and everyone you can. You never know who you’ll end up establishing close ties with.”
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Matthew Braun


Emma Crawford
College: London School of Economics and Political Science ’16
Major: History
UELIP team placement: Office of Teaching and Learning, Library Team


Paige Del Rio
College: University of California, Davis ’14
Major: Sociocultural Anthropology
UELIP team placement: Teacher Effectiveness Strategy Team
Advice: “Take advantage of the resources available to you through DCPS central office, whether that be PD opportunities, internal contacts, or external partnerships within education; think of the entire experience as a huge resume builder.”
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Emily Efland
College
: Yale University ’15
Major: History
UELIP team placement: Office of Teaching and Learning


Kimberly Ellis
College: Harvard University ’15
Majors: Sociology and African and African American Studies
UELIP team placement: Office of Specialized Instruction-Extended School Year
Advice: “Don’t be afraid to talk to your supervisor about your interests and goals for this internship! I found that my supervisor was very willing to mold my internship to fit my interests while continuing to expose me to a new side of education.  Additionally, your supervisor is a great person to help facilitate connections with other DCPS employees so you can get a broad range of knowledge and experiences. ”
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Faith Fells
College
: Wellesley College ’15
Major: Political Science
Minor: Education Studies
UELIP team placement: Office of Planning and Scheduling (previously Office of College and Career Readiness)


Natalie Hall
College: Duke University ’15
Major: Public Policy
UELIP Team Placement: Office of the Chief of Schools, RTTT/School Turnaround Team
Advice: “Some days will be busier than others, so don’t be afraid to ask someone on your team that you’ve never worked with if they need help with anything.  Your team members will definitely be grateful for your help. ”
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Kelly Halom
College: Vanderbilt University ’15
Major: Political Science
Minor: English and Economics
UELIP team placement: Office of School Turnaround and Partnerships, working with partnerships in schools


Marcus Hughes
College: Georgetown University ’16
Major: Mathematics
Minor: Spanish
UELIP team placement: IMPACT Team
Advice: “Be open.”
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Kristiana Kim
College: Scripps College ’16
Major: Science and Management
Minor: Music
UELIP team placement: Teacher Recruitment and Selection
Advice: “Ask if you can get into the classroom. My supervisor was kind enough to set up a time for me to shadow Master Educators and principals-in-training as they informally evaluated teachers. I may never have had that amazing opportunity if I hadn’t asked.”
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Matt Landrieu


Jesika Laster


Grace Lee
College: Claremont McKenna College ’17
Major: Government
Minor: Leadership Studies
UELIP team placement: Office of College and Career Readiness
Advice: “Don’t hesitate to start conversations with DCPS employees and seek out advice!”
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Zakiya Lewis
College: Harvard University ’15
Majors: Sociology, and African American Studies
UELIP team placement: Teacher Effectiveness Strategy Team
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Huaren (Vivian) Liang
College: Vanderbilt University ’16
Majors: Economics and Sociology
Minors: Studio Art and French
UELIP team placement: Data Analytics Team in OHC
Advice: “If you want to get a more holistic understanding of DCPS as an organization, make sure to go to ALL the Chief Chats.”
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Danielle Linowes
College: Miami University (Ohio) ’16
Major: Early Childhood Education
Minor: Community-Based Leadership Minor
UELIP team placement: Early Stages
Advice: “Go to every UELIP event and reach out to as many people as you can!”
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Sarah Louie
College: University of California, Davis ’16
Majors: History and American Studies
UELIP team placement: Academic Planning and Scheduling, Rainbow Graduation
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Noora Mahmassani
College: Georgetown University ’15
Major: Linguistics
Minors: Education and Spanish
UELIP team placement: Office of Teaching and Learning, Elementary Literacy Team, Academic Language
Advice: “Embrace all of the opportunities for learning and asking questions presented to you!”
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Priya Malhotra
College:
University of Virginia ’15
Major: Foreign Affairs
UELIP team placement: Strategy & Communications


Tarah Marshall
College: Tulane University ’16
Majors:  Economics and Psychology
Minor: French
UELIP team placement: Office of Deputy Chancellor for Operations on the School Opening and Enrollment Team.
Advice: “Go to schools, volunteer with DCPS and immerse yourself in the community.”
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Gloria Matthews
College: University of Southern California ’16
Major: Policy, Planning and Development
UELIP team placement: Office of Youth Engagement
Advice: “Reach out and talk to people to get information about other offices. There is so much going on here, but people are generally excited about the UELIPS and would be willing to talk to you if you are interested in what their team is doing.”
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Kelley Monzella
College: Boston College ’16
Majors: Sociology and Hispanic Studies
UELIP team placement: Office of Teaching and Learning, Instructional Coach team
Advice: “Get into the schools as often as you can! It brings the work central office does down to a concrete, meaningful level.”
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 Kevin Peterman


Michael Redmond II
School: Peabody College of Education Graduate Fellow at Vanderbilt University
Area of Study: Exclusionary disciplinary practices and cultural competency teacher training
UELIP team placement: STEM team, Office of Teaching and Learning
Advice: “Never let anyone steal your joy.”
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Daniel Schmehl
College: University of Virginia ’15
Major: Public Policy
UELIP team placement: Policy and Compliance Team, Office of Youth Engagement
Advice:
“Be ready to adapt, because the project you are assigned may only be the tip of the iceberg. Embrace those opportunities to reach outside your comfort zone because they add to the experience and make the program an even better opportunity.”
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Caitlin Shauck
College: The Catholic University of America ’14
Major: English
Minors: Secondary Education, Spanish, Philosophy, and Theology & Religious Studies
UELIP team placement: Office of Specialized Instruction
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Madeline Soskin
College: University of Richmond ’15
Major: Leadership Studies
Minors: Spanish, Chinese, and Education & Society
UELIP team placement: Out-of-School Time Programs
Advice:
“Take advantage of everything it means to be a UELIP- go to the early morning meetings and the late night events!”
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Eunice Stefan
School: University of Richmond ’10 and Duke University Graduate School ’13
Majors: Russian Studies and Slavic and Eurasian Studies
UELIP team placement: Strategic Staffing Team in the Office of Human Capital


James Tandaric
College: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ’15
Majors: Economics and Political Science
Minor: Leadership Studies
UELIP team placement: Strategic Staffing Team in the Office of Human Capital
Advice: “Get involved in as many opportunities the UELIP internship offers.  There are things such as committees, chief chats , social events, and more.”
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Maja Tosic
College:
University of Michigan ’15
Major: Biopsychology Cognition and Neuroscience
Minor: Community Action and Social Change
UELIP team placement: Homeless Children and Youth Program


Akunna Uka
College: Swarthmore College ’14
Major: Political Science
Minor: Educational Studies
UELIP team placement: Principal Effectiveness


Rebecca Vastola
College
: University of California, Los Angeles ’15
Major: Political Science with a focus in International Relations
Minor: Global Studies
UELIP team placement: OSTP (Office of Out-of-School-Time Programs)


Rachel Younger
Alma Maters
: B.S. Morgan State University, M.S. Hampton University
Majors: Engineering Physics, MSU; Physics, HU
UELIP team placement
 : STEM Team

 

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