Penn GSE Career Paths

Working at the intersection of research and practice

Zijin Zhang

Dual Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development and Education Policy, 2020

Zijin Zhang

Improving Early Childhood Literacy in India and Beyond

Priyamvada Tiwari 

International Educational Development M.S.Ed., 2019

Priyamvada Tiwari 

Investing In Other People To Make Change

Queenstar Akrong

Education Entrepreneurship M.S. Ed., 2019

Queenstar Akrong

Student support for a mid-career transition

Cathy May Moyer

Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development M.S. Ed., 2017

I chose the ISHD program at Penn GSE because of the interdisciplinary approach, the outstanding faculty, and the diverse, supportive environment in which I could begin to explore a new career path that would help me answer those questions.

Discovering a passion through research opportunities

Amanda Haber

Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development M.S.Ed., 2018

Through the opportunities I had at Penn GSE, I was not only able to critically think about child development from different perspectives, but I also had the opportunity to grow as a researcher, student, and mentor.

An interdisciplinary approach

Qi Chen

Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development M.S.Ed., 2019

When I looked at the program of study and the curriculum offered by Penn GSE, I felt it was a great match for me, especially the concept of interdisciplinary approaches that incorporate insights, knowledge, and information from other field and majors.

Finding balance between theory and the real world

Megan Stutesman

Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development M.S.Ed., 2019

Hands on research in mental health

Daphney Gaston

Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development M.S.Ed., 2019

My time as a graduate student allowed me to conduct research with ISHD professors and researchers at Penn Center for Mental Health. Through these hands-on experiences, I was able to envision myself doing research in human development full time.

Bridging the Digital Divide Through Counseling

Angela Cleveland, GED’01

Penn GSE alumna Angela Cleveland, GED’01, is helping school counselors broaden student participation in computer science. We spoke with her to learn more about her journey and her dedication to bridging the digital divide.

Angela Cleveland, GED’01