Alumni Stories

Share Your Story

During these challenging times, Penn GSE welcomes news of how our alumni are educating, leading, and innovating in a complex and changing landscape. 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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Woman smiling in front of white wall
October 18, 2018

For Norrizan Razali, GR’92, the path to leadership in business and technology at Microsoft and Apple began with curiosity about English language acquisition in her native city.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni
Woman standing on pile of books, looking out at a city skyline.
October 18, 2018

Four Penn GSE alumni share their stories of impactful careers that pair education with psychology, corporate leadership, business and technology, and international development.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni
Man with hand on his chin
May 31, 2018

As a developer of international social-impact programs, Christopher Ashford, GR’00, works to improve the lives of children.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
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May 31, 2018

David DeFilippo, GRD’13, determines how to hire the best people, how to engage them and manage their performance, and how to build better future leaders.

  • Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Alumni
May 31, 2018

Dean Pam Grossman hosts a conversation with prominent education advocates.

 

  • Alumni
Woman smiling with background of flowers
October 30, 2017

The opportunity to support teachers inspires educator Marjie Gittis Katz, GED’90, who knows firsthand the influence teachers have on children.

  • Faces of Philanthropy
  • Alumni
Penn students walking on Locust Walk in the summer
October 14, 2017

Four Penn GSE alumni who have gone on to the top position at a college or university share their professional paths, accomplishments, and perspectives.

  • Higher Education
  • Alumni
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October 14, 2017

As president of the University of Alaska, James R. Johnsen, GRD’06, applies leadership skills he developed at Penn GSE.

  • Higher Education
  • Alumni
Smiling woman with pearl earrings
October 14, 2017

As president of Huston-Tillotson University, Colette Pierce Burnette, GRD’15, strives to improve access and build community.

  • Race, Equity & Inclusion
  • Alumni
October 14, 2017

Silvia Castro, GRD’10, president of Universidad Lationoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología, uses her Penn GSE education to innovate learning and student services.

  • Alumni

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