Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Fostering Inclusion of Intersectional Identities in Education Abroad

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Table 47

Abstract
This poster provides a conceptional approach and hands-on strategies to promote inclusion of and support for intersecting identities of students on education abroad programs.

Christina M. Gordon

Program Assistant
AMIDEAST
Washington, DC

Christina Gordon began her time with AMIDEAST as a student in Morocco in 2010. After graduating from Kenyon College in 2012, she began working for AMIDEAST in Washington, DC before receiving a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Amman, Jordan. Upon completing her Fulbright grant period, Christina became the Senior Program Officer/Acting Program Manager of AMIDEAST Education Abroad programs in Jordan. In August 2015, Christina returned to Washington, DC to pursue her master's in global gender policy at George Washington University. She is currently in the second year of her master's program and continuing to work on AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs as a program assistant.

Jade S. Graddy

Program Assistant
AMIDEAST
Washington, DC

Jade has been involved in issues of social justice and education for over five years. Her experience includes over 1700 national service hours through AmeriCorps; implementing a mentorship training model for over 500 undergraduate near-peer mentors impacting over 1500 high school students in the Greater Seattle Area; teaching English, psychosocial, and professional development curriculums to over 300 students in the West Bank of Palestine; supporting operations for a UNICEF-partner program promoting maternal and child health initiatives to over 40,000 people in rural Ghana; serving as an English Teaching Assistant Fellow for the Fulbright Program in Amman, Jordan; and working on exchange programming for American university students studying in the MENA region with AMIDEAST. Jade graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors in Linguistics m. Human Rights in 2014.