Alumni Stories

Share Your Story

Penn GSE welcomes news of how our alumni are educating, leading, and innovating to shape the future of education. We hope you will draw inspiration from the stories we’ve shared on Penn GSE social media and take a moment to share your work with us.


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Raghu Krishnamoorthy head shot
November 18, 2022

Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Ed.D., was named director of the Graduate School of Education’s Penn Chief Learning Officer (CLO) doctoral program in June 2022. He graduated the month before from the same CLO training program.

  • Leadership
  • Alumni
September 21, 2022

Two Penn GSE students share their enriching experiences as interns in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Language, Literacy & Culture
  • Alumni
September 13, 2022

La India Santos runs a social media profile called Flying Phirst Klass, which encourages young people to travel to less popular destinations and connect with local cultures.

  • Alumni
September 8, 2022

Pushups. Pullups. Sprints. Rows. Thirty students and alumni went to America’s preeminent military academy to catch up with their classmates. Along the way, they tried to catch their breath.

  • Alumni
The cover of the Spring 2022 issue of The Penn GSE Magazine. A disc with four images of educators and students has the title “Fueling Educational Leadership Across The Lifespan” in the center. Other headlines read “Alumni Shaping the Workforce,” “Asking Questions and Building Bridges,” and “Professional Growth through Collaboration.”
July 7, 2022

The Spring 2022 issue of The Penn GSE Magazine spotlights leadership from preK–12 through the workforce, master’s students expanding opportunities for learners, Penn GSE’s building expansion, and more. 

  • Alumni
Digitally illustrated human figures in different bright colors in stand on a newspaper page titled “JOBS” that contains various job listings.
May 13, 2022

Four Penn GSE alumni representing varied sectors of education share innovative ways they are helping prepare the workers of the future.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership
  • Alumni
A disc with four images of educators and students with the title “Fueling Educational Leadership Across The Lifespan” in the center.
May 13, 2022

At a time of incredible flux, Penn GSE’s innovative leadership programs are helping create better school environments, amplifying the impact of K-12 leaders, shaping the future of higher education, and producing scholar-practitioners for the workplace.

  • Higher Education
  • Leadership
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
Panelists engaged in a discussion on Zoom
March 15, 2022

What can institutions do to help students make informed choices about higher education? How can we make sense of skepticism surrounding cost, value, and return on investment? Four members of the Penn GSE community at the forefront of these changes spoke at a recent Penn Alumni panel event.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Higher Education
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
Students raising their hands in a classroom.
March 4, 2022

The Penn GSE Magazine takes a look at the three master's programs in teacher education at Penn GSE — and the stories of three of its students, each on their own journey.

  • Higher Education
  • Alumni

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