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Emily Coady ’10
Emily Coady ’10
Whitehead alumna Emily Coady ’10 has been awarded the American India Foundation's William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India. This September she will embark on a 10 month tour of service in the rural Rishi Valley in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh where she will work with RIVER: Rishi Valley Education Centre. During her time with RIVER, Coady will assist the organization in creating village based schools, recruiting students, training teachers, and promoting parental involvement and empowerment.

Coady credits her interest in education reform to the senior thesis assignment she completed under the direction of Whitehead School Associate Professor, Benjamin Goldfrank. Her research examined education systems in several developing nations and determined best practices. Since her graduation from Seton Hall, she has continued to pursue her developing passion for education as a Teach for America (TFA) Corps member, and as a founding Corps member of the rural Louisiana Delta region. Reflecting on her experiences with TFA, Coady is excited about using the skills she’s gained for her next venture, “The community organizing and classroom experience I have received working in Northeast Louisiana will give me a strong foundation to bring with me to my work next year in India.” She continues, “Between that and the education I gained at the Whitehead School, I feel well prepared to face this next challenge.”

For more information please contact:
Gwen Debenedetto
(973) 275-2562
gwen.debenedetto@shu.edu

 

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