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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Painting of girl reading book with butterflies flying out.
April 14, 2016

Learn how Penn GSE alumni are addressing insufficient funding, unidentified learning needs, poverty, and gaps in educational quality and availability.

  • Education Policy & Analysis
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Alumni
December 7, 2015

On the first day of her internship at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) in Philadelphia, then-student Jasmine Jenkins, GED’14, GED’15, was nearly in tears, but more convinced than ever that she had found her vocation.

 

  • Philadelphia Impact
  • Alumni
October 14, 2015

Lindsey Gerdes, GED’15, speaks about her journey from advice columnist to first grade teacher.

  • Alumni
April 14, 2014

Sarah Horns, GED’11, and Khaing Zah Lynn, GED’12, speak about how their GSE skills and knowledge allowed them to make a global impact on education.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
April 14, 2014

Nicholas Ashburn, GED’12, is executing high-impact global initiatives from Penn’s campus.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
April 14, 2014

Kelly (Franquemont) Shiohira, GED’12, travelled to Johannesburg, South Africa, for her internship with the Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy, a nongovernmental organization that operates literacy projects throughout Africa.

 

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
April 14, 2014

Getting to know another country is a benefit of most students’ internships. For Emily Wallace, GED’12, experience with another two dozen countries lay ahead.

 

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
April 14, 2014

Learn how alumni prepared for careers improving education around the world through Penn GSE’s International Educational Development Program.

  • Global Initiatives
  • Alumni
Smiling man with white hair and suit jacket
December 1, 2013

Gratitude for a fulfilling career as an educator and leader prompted Bill Reynolds, GRD’71, to become a member of the William B. Castetter Circle.

  • Faces of Philanthropy
  • Alumni

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