As part of our series, Careers in Education, we feature two online student alumni who earned their degrees in Education in Diversity and Equity in Education.
The panelists will discuss their current positions and how their studies at the College of Education at Illinois impacted their professional pursuits. The second half of the session will enable participants to pose career-specific questions to the panelists and learn about how others might move into or advance within their fields. You could join us for the entire session, or the second half focused on career-specific questions. This event aims to inform current and prospective students about career possibilities.
Careers in Diversity and Equity: Online Student Alumni Panel
Panelists: Dr. Sarah Yee and Wendy Spencer
Topic: Online Programs Alumni Panel highlighting Student Experiences and Career Insights
Date & Time: Thursday, April 13th, from 5 - 6 p.m. CT
Location: Online via Zoom
Sponsor: The Office of Online Programs
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Dr. Sarah Yee currently serves two organizations as an Equity Facilitator — the Center for Equity & Inclusion and the Multnomah-Clackamas Regional Educator Network. She is a former K-8 educator and has collaborated with district leaders, administrators, and educators from school districts across the Pacific Northwest. Her work focuses on the theory and praxis of retaining teachers of color through professional development. She is dedicated to advocating for educational equity and disrupting and dismantling the systems that perpetuate the marginalization of students and teachers of color. She recently earned her Doctor of Education in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Diversity and Equity in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Wendy Spencer received a B.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a major in English Education and a minor in Special Education. She recently received her Master of Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Diversity and Equity in Education. Wendy previously taught English at Indian Trail High School and Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Her experience also includes teaching Oral English at Southwest University in Chongqing, China, for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Wendy currently works at UIUC as a Program Coordinator with Global Education and Training, a unit under Illinois International that provides training programs for international professionals and students.
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