Age: 25
Home Town: Rapid City, South Dakota
Education: Seton Hall University BS International Relations, Minors in French and Non-profit Studies
Specific Field Interests: rural education quality, girls' education, sustainable development
Placement: Rishi Valley Rural Education Center, Rishi Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Emily believes education is the most important public service. This conviction was formed during her year with AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps assisting in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina where she witnessed firsthand the effects of poor educational systems. Much of her relief work directly affected Americans who had little option following the storm due to a lack in education. During her undergraduate coursework at Seton Hall University's Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Emily focused her studies on the causal link between gender equality in education and international sustainable development cumulating into her senior thesis project. Since graduating, she has spent the last two years expanding her knowledge of education reform as a founding 2010 Louisiana Delta Teach For America corps member teaching 5th grade in the rural town of Tallulah. Emily worked to expand her teaching beyond just the classroom, and helped to create several initiatives that promoted community development for students and their families. She advocates for international social development rooted in educational equity and quality.

Posts by emilycoady


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Here we go!

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