Penn GSE Career Paths

Diane Waff, C’76, GRD’07

Diane Waff

Reading/Writing/Literacy Ed.D.

Diane Waff speaking at a podium

Rina Madhani, GED’19

Rina Madhani

Teaching, Learning, and Leadership M.S.Ed.

Headshot of Rina Madhani beside a photo of colorful literacy kits tied with ribbons

Melinda Bihn, GRD’14

Melinda Bihn

Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Ed.D.

Penn GSE Alum Melinda Bihn

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.

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