Meet the team
President: Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
Casey is a second year MA student in International and Comparative Education. She is originally from Massachusetts. Prior to attending Teachers College she taught in Namibia with World Teach and worked in the Academics Department of Bridge International Academies.
Professional Development Chair: Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Fiona is a second year MA student in the ICE program. She is passionate about educational innovation and global citizenship education. Before coming to TC, she used to be a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant in Hong Kong and a summer program Coordinator for a social innovation program in the Bay Area. She loves nature, food, yoga, writing poems, traveling and sleeping.
Social Chair: Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Aidi is a first year MA student in International Educational Development program. She is very passionate about international education issues. Before coming to TC, Aidi did her undergraduate studies in philosophy.
Public Relations Chair: Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Originally from Taiwan, Kyra is a first year MA student in the International Educational Development program. Before Teachers College, she studied Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs and taught as a kindergarten teacher.
Chang (Angel) Wei
President- Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
Angel is a M.A. candidate in International Educational Development. She's originally China and lived in many places: Boston, Germany, the U.K., Italy... ... She embraces globalization and had experiences in the U.N.
Professional Development Chair- Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
Namaste and Hello!
After completing my post graduation from London School of Economics I have spent almost 17 years working in the field of education and leadership. For the last 3 years I have been involved in meditation and have spent some time volunteering with the State government in India to implement meditation practices in schools. At Columbia I have the opportunity to work on building a spiritual curriculum that includes Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness. I am also excited about the project we are working on in Education in Emergencies to build resilience through education opportunities in crises affected environments. It’s been an engaging journey until now. I look forward to supporting the change makers at Teachers College and Columbia University through SIE’s professional development activities and make their journeys exciting too!
Social Chair- Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
Radhika is a first-year Masters candidate in the IED program. She has over 5 years of experience in the education sector in India where she worked with Teach For India and as a College Counsellor and Teacher. In her free time, Radhika love to run, hang out with her nieces, and read over a piping hot cup of coffee. .
Vice President- Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
Casey is a MA student in International and Comparative Education. She is originally from Massachusetts. Prior to attending Teachers College she taught in Namibia with World Teach and worked in the Academics Department of Bridge International Academies.
Public Relations Chair, Fall 2017.
Originally from Costa Rica, Vanessa holds a MS in International Relations from National University of Costa Rica, a MA in Foreign Languages from North Carolina State University, and Ed.M in International Educational Development from Columbia University with a concentration on Latin America and Latino studies.
Vanessa has published journal articles, and she will be participated in international conferences in 2018.Her platform of investigation is developing curriculum for underdevelopment countries, specially to reduce gender discrepancies. She is very passionate about working and organizing events.