Class Profile

Current Class Profile

We target each cohort for this program to be about 18-20 students drawn from countries around the world. In recent years, students have come from the United States, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Afghanistan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Guam, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Vietnam, Ecuador, Colombia, Uganda, Australia, Austria, and Canada.

Student Body

Students come from a broad range of education contexts such as primary, secondary, and tertiary education; government services such as ministries of education, public and private education, multi-lateral organizations, and philanthropic foundations; and corporations engaged in education.

Participants

The Global Executive EdD program is designed for established senior leaders in all aspects of education, although experienced leaders from other sectors seeking to transition into the field of education may also be suitable candidates for the program. Participants will be selected on the basis of academic strength, demonstrated leadership experience, and the potential for continued growth as an educational leader.

Qualified candidates will have at least 10 or more years of senior leadership experience in organizations such as:

  • Ministries of education
  • Universities
  • Schools or school systems
  • Education-related multilateral or non-governmental organizations
  • Education-related corporations

All classes will be taught in English. Students will work with a small, select group of peers who are focused on becoming change agents devoted to improving individual and national educational outcomes.

While this program is not suitable for every educator, if you are a change agent and want to be a leader in developing your country’s and region’s economic and social outcomes, this program is for you. If you are hardworking, dedicated to advancing education, interested in close collaboration with your peers throughout Asia and around the world, and leading a network of emerging and senior leaders in education, this program is for you.

Student Demographic Snapshot

U.S. Dom.: 25
International: 11

Female: 24
Male: 12

Higher Ed: 6
K12: 7
Other: 23

Countries: Hong Kong SAR (2), Peoples’ Republic of China (3), Qatar (4), Taiwan (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (25).

Degrees: Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Public Administration, Master of Real Estate Development, Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Public Health, Master of Organization Development, Master of Public Affairs, Master of Public Policy and Management, Master of Biology, Masters in Counseling Education, Master of Science in TESOL, Masters in Science and Technology Leadership, Master’s in Islamic Studies, Education, Chaplaincy and Leadership

Positions: Founder, CEO, Business Development Executive, Director, Principal, Director, National Program Officer, Global Leadership Coach, Co-Owner, Project Specialist, Managing Director, President, Faculty, Head of Gifted Education, Consul, Instructional Leadership Team Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Director, Executive Director, Assistant Principal, Professor, Faculty, President, Vice President, Project Specialist, Senior Management Member, Accreditation Process Specialist


Student Profiles

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Ami Abreu Ami Abreu is currently working for Gwinnett County Public Schools in a cross-categorical special ed PreK classroom. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A.T. from USC. She has professional experience as an ABA therapist, a classroom teacher and a learning support specialist in various settings since 2008, both in the United States and the Dominican Republic. She is certified in the areas of special education, elementary education, preschool, middle grade social studies and has an endorsement in Autism spectrum disorder.

Dhabya Al-Buenain Dhabya Al-Buenain is the Principal of Qatar Banking Studies and Business Administration Secondary School at the Ministry of Education of Qatar. The school considers itself as the first of its kind in the Middle East. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Literature (English language). She is also a Professional Certified Trainer (PCT). Dhabya has worked as a Teacher and Subject Coordinator for 20 years and a Principal for 4 years.

Maha Al Romaihi Maha Al-Romaihi is the Director of one of Qatar Foundation’s Primary Schools. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English language from Qatar University in 2000. She also obtained a Master’s degree in educational leadership from Qatar University in 2009. Recently Maha has finished a one-year program on leadership from Qatar Leadership Center where she engaged in Modules from Harvard Business school, Oxford University and many elite universities around the world. Maha has won the Qatar University “Young Alumni Award” in 2009 for her contributions to education and society and the appreciation of her; being a role model of a successful Qatar University graduate. Maha has 20 years of experience in K-12 education starting her career as homeroom teacher through curriculum coordination, middle management until she was promoted to a school director in 2019.

Sedda Antekelian is the Education and Outreach Specialist at USC Shoah Foundation. In this role, she develops educational resources for teachers with audiovisual testimonies of genocide survivors, for USC SF’s digital educational platform, IWitness. She is an alumni of Loyola Marymount University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Humanities as well as an alumni from the University of California, Irvine where she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching and Single-Subject History Social-Science Teaching Credential. She recently also earned a Nonprofit Management Certificate from the University of California, Irvine and is a recent graduate of Coro Southern California’s Lead LA program.

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Calvo David David Calvo is the Principal at Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise. Committed to the ideals of equitable public education, he is a student-centered educator with almost 25 years of predominantly serving minority student populations. Like most of his students, he was a first-generation college student. Entering public education as a teacher’s assistant, he has since worked with multiple schools across the PK-12 continuum in five of the top ten largest school districts in the nation. He has also participated in varying capacities with local, state, and national education and choice agencies. He previously earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Public Administration at Florida International University.

Lisa Caraway Lisa Caraway is the Outreach, Student Affairs, and Alumni Services Officer for Stanbridge University, where she is the Program Director for the Campus Compact Fellowship program, oversees the President’s Volunteer Service Awards, and leads the award-winning OutReach community service programming including the Root for Change signature initiative for urban reforestation. Lisa has received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with Concentrations in Management and Leadership, as well as International Business, from University of LaVerne. In her undergraduate studies, Lisa graduated cum laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, and a Certificate in Biomedical Art, from California State University Long Beach; as well as received a certificate of completion for the Summer Arabic Immersion Program through California State University San Bernardino

Adam Carter Adam Carter is executive director of Marshall Street Initiatives, the program development division of Summit Public Schools. Marshall operates national and statewide teacher credentialing, school leader development, networked improvement, and parent partnership organizations. Adam led the design of Summit’s model, the Summit Learning Program, and Summit’s educator pathways programs. As chief academic officer at Summit, Adam led all academic programs, curricula, data and information, product development, coaching, and professional development across the network. Adam was a teacher in Argentina, Indonesia, and California, and he founded an NGO program advancing teacher development in Jakarta. He was a founding teacher at Summit Preparatory Charter School, where he received California’s New Outstanding Teacher Award. Adam is an Aspen-Pahara Fellow, holds a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s from Presbyterian College.

Dinghong (Joy) Chen Dinghong (Joy) Chen is TAL Education Group’s US Chief Investment Officer based in Silicon Valley. She supports TAL in its overseas investments, business development, strategic partnership development, etc. Joy is also a limited partner at Blue Elephant Capital and EdBeta fund, two leading early-stage VCs in the China education industry. Joy received her master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Education. She was among the first group of people doing research in online education around the end of last century. Joy is also a Stanford Business School alumnus. She attended Stanford Executive Program in 2015 at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before Joy was the founder of FirstLeap Future Leaders Institute, which was acquired by TAL in 2015. She has also worked for consulting company Ernst & Young, and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft and Verizon. Joy is also an author. She has published three books and is a columnist for several magazines. Her writing focuses on parenting and education.

Jennifer Chidsey Jennifer Chidsey
is the Managing Director of Research and Evaluation for the Holdsworth Center, a non-profit institute focused on developing public school leadership and leaders that is based in Austin, Texas and the Founder of Ammonite Education, LLC, an education consultancy providing support for the development of STEM programs and curricula in K-12 schools. Previously, Jennifer served as the President and Chief Academic Officer at Ross Institute in New York City. Jennifer earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate in Critical and Creative Thinking at the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus on biology at Northwestern University.

Peter Cipkowski has 25 years of experience in strategic planning, program development, and product marketing with leading K-12 EdTech publishers including Scholastic, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill. He was elected to two terms as mayor in Hillsdale, NY, served on the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, and led community-based organizations to support economic development and historic preservation. Peter also has worked in Cambodia and Poland where he developed civic and AIDS education projects. He is the author of two books for young adults, Revolution in Eastern Europe and Understanding the Crisis in the Persian Gulf, both published by John Wiley & Sons. In January 2022, he will join the Willa Cather Foundation Board of Governors. Peter holds a master’s degree in history from Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor’s in history from Bard College.

Omowale Crenshaw is the Managing Partner of Grupo Mecca, a Santiago de Cali, Colombia based real estate development and advisory services firm. Omowale is an experienced real estate professional with a specialization in strategic planning, feasibility analysis, and project financing. During his career, he has facilitated the development of commercial, retail, residential, higher education and K-12 educational facilities. Omowale also is currently an adjunct professor at Howard University in the School of Business and a visiting professor at the Universidad Santiago de Cali (Cali, Colombia). He was formerly a Regional Director of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors with the Canyon-Agassi Charter School Facility Fund and the Managing Director of Capital Asset and Real Estate Development at Howard University. Omowale served on the Board of Trustees of KIPP Philadelphia for six years. He has a BBA in International Business from Howard University, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in International Real Estate Development from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Rebecca Dinda Rebecca Dinda has over two decades of experience as a K-12 educator in the United States. Most recently having worked as a Principal for Downtown Miami Charter School, a Title 1 elementary school in Miami, Florida. Prior to that she served as a Director of Education for Charter Schools USA and has previous experience as an Assistant Principal and a School Counselor. She has recently opened a professional coaching practice, RAD Coaching which focuses on co-actively working with clients on lifestyle, career, and leadership goals. At the same time, she is a Board Member and Treasurer for Rethink Forward, Inc, which was recently approved to open Nashville Collegiate Prep in Nashville, Tennessee. She volunteers on Accreditation Engagement Teams for Cognia as well as a reading tutor through TutorMate. Rebecca offers a unique perspective as she has worked with traditional public schools as well as public charters in several diverse communities with varying needs. She holds a 6th Year Degree from Central Connecticut State University, a Master’s degree from the Florida International University and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Miami.

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Sonya Earley Sonya Earley is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California where she serves as a Medical Student Educator in the field of Internal Medicine. Professor Earley attended the University of California at Los Angeles and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Kinesiology and Human Science. Professor Earley completed her post-graduate studies and Physician Assistant Certification at Charles R. Drew University of Science and is currently serving her third term as a gubernatorial appointee on the California State Physician Assistant Board. She holds a Master’s degree in Biology from California State University, Dominguez Hills, completed a Pediatric Residency at LAC + USC Medical Center, and is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.

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Nicolas Marcelo Fernandez Schatzer Nicolas Marcelo Fernandez Schatzer is the Vice Chancellor at UIDE, a private, non-profit university in Ecuador. At UIDE he lead the instiution’s 400+% growth of international students and the transition to a new budgeting and Financial KPI system. He holds a Master’s degree from the London Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from Webster University Vienna.

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Chang (Monica) He Chang (Monica) He He is the founder and CEO of Duuno Technology Limited, an online language learning platform for young children. Her other accomplishments include being the winner of the Shenzhen Government Innovation & Entrepreneurship Prize, a seat in the Hong Kong Government’s prestigious Cyberport incubator, and the first runner up in the Global Finals of the University of Chicago’s Alumni New Venture Challenge. Prior to Duuno, Monica was the Director of Institutional Relations and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Chicago. She holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School, a Master of Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Bachelor if Political Science from the University of Chicago.

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DeVonne Iao DeVonne Iao is the Vice President of Advertising, Brand Management and Visual Media at Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928), a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and the leading developer, owner and operator of multi-use integrated resorts and casinos in Macau. With over 20 years of experience in the marketing and hospitality industries, DeVonne specializes in market development and brand building through consumer and partner education based on insights-led content and strategic communications. Born and raised in Asia, DeVonne has lived and studied in the US, and worked across various countries. She earned a Master of International Business from Seattle University and her Bachelor’s in Biology and Anthropology from Western Washington University.

Rachel Iheanacho Rachel Iheanacho is the founder and CEO of GREAT Prep, an educational services company that provides test preparation for the ACT and classroom management training. Her focus is the effective preparation and development of high school students interested in STEM careers. Rachel holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Louisiana State University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University. Prior to pursuing a career in education, she had 10 years of professional experience as an engineer in manufacturing and industrial gases companies.

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S. Queenie Johnson is an award-winning educator, curriculum designer, executive coach, DEI facilitator, and founder of School of Brilliant Thinkers, LLC. With over 20 years of experience in private, and public education. She has a Master’s in Human Development with a specialization in social change. A tireless advocate for social justice, in 2018, Ms. Queenie spent three days on Capitol Hill with UPLAN legislating and speaking with Senators and members of Congress to co-sponsor the Child Care for Working Families Act. She’s also met with the United States Department of Education to propose a Federal Parent & Family Advisory Council to bring parental issues and engagement to the national level. Ms. Queenie is the national co-chair of the New Leaders’ Council Black Caucus and the Director of Black School Inc, a 501(c)3 dedicated to helping Black children celebrate their identity, culture, and voice. Her signature program is Black School for White People™ is an immersive ally intensive that’s more than a history lesson on the roots of racism but a launching pad for world changers and disruptors.

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Mariana Kou Mariana Kou is executive director and CEO of Research Study Education Group. Prior to this role, she was an award-winning equity research analyst specializing in the China education industry and the global luxury goods sector. Mariana started her banking career in New York at Lehman Brothers, and was most recently Head of China Education and HK Consumer Research at brokerage and investment group CLSA. In 2020, she published her first book “Investing in Dragons: Education Industry and Capital Markets”. Mariana was appointed Senator for China by the World Business Angels Investment Forum, an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in Jun 2020. Mariana holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate program. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with magna cum laude and Raymond P. Kent Award. She is a CFA charter holder and a member of global business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma and economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon.

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Yi (Linda) Li Yi (Linda) Li is the Director of University Guidance Office and the Chief Representative of International Program Development at Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino – Canada (SCCSC). She earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Royal Roads University, British Columbia, Canada; She is also the Vice-President of the Shenzhen Young Science and Technology Talents Association, Committee Member of the Shenzhen Youth Federation, and Member of the International Association for College Admissions Counseling and China ICEF Trained Agent Counsellor (CITAC).

Jimmy Liu is the Project Specialist of the International Public Policy and Management Program (IPPAM) at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Jimmy is also the Co-Founder of Home-States LLC and President of Leone StarZ.

Qiuhui (Kellia) Liu Qiuhui (Kellia) Liu is the founder of two companies. One is an education company in China, which includes several international departments and private schools in Singapore. Another one is an investment company in the U.S., which consists of real estate, K-12 schools, and logistics. Kellia received her MBA from Edinburgh Business School. She was named Outstanding Alumna of her entire cohort and scored the highest marks among the top successive students. She also holds a B.A. in Business Administration from China. She completed six certification programs in Business Administration, Marketing, project management, TELF, global business, and Financial Analysis at UC Irvine and Stanford University.

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Krystin P. Mendez Krystin P. Mendez is the Assistant Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations at Riverside City College where she oversees Capital Planning projects and operations. Prior to working at RCC, Krystin was the Assistant Director of Physical Access, and Life Systems at University of La Verne, where she oversaw access control, fire code and building safety. She completed her Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Planning and has a background in bill editing for Congressional and Senate offices during her undergraduate studies.

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Susan Nishida is the interim vice chancellor of academic affairs at Honolulu Community College, the premier career and technical college in the University of Hawai‘i System. With over two decades of higher education experience, Susan has worked in both academic and student affairs, and at public and private universities. She holds a master’s degree in organizational change, graduate certificate in international business management, and a bachelor of arts in speech.

JP Novin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PLEXUSS, INC., a Silicon Valley-based educational technology social impact company that is the world’s largest social engagement platform of its kind. Based on state-of-the-art AI technology, PLEXUSS connects over 7,000,000 student users with social capital and educational opportunities at over 18,000 colleges and universities worldwide. JP also serves as a business instructor at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, JP founded PLEXUSS FOUNDATION to provide low and no-cost access to high-quality private tutoring. The Foundation continues to provide thousands of hours of tutoring to families and at-risk students. Prior to starting PLEXUSS in 2011, JP managed key business relationships for the Microsoft Corporation. He also founded four technology-based start-up companies, enabling several successful exits for both investors and employees. JP earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his MBA from the University of California, Irvine.

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Jed Oppenheim Jed Oppenheim is a Mississippi based Program Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a Foundation that “supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and contributors to the larger community and society.” He earned a Master of Arts in International Educational Development from Teachers College at Columbia University and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Laishyang (Melody) Ouyoung is the Manager of Speech Pathology Department at the USC Keck Medical Center. She is one of few bilingual speech pathologists in the United States. She has conducted workshops locally and internationally. She has trained speech therapists, special educators, doctors and parents for communication and swallowing related topics such as aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia and speech delay. She has published many peer reviewed articles related to head and neck cancer rehabilitation for dysphagia and voice disorders. She has also published books in Taiwan.

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Belinda Penn Belinda Penn is an Assistant Principal at Sherwood High School in Montgomery County. Prior to becoming an administrator, Belinda served as a Resource Counselor in Montgomery County, a College Counselor at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School, Capitol Hill Campus and an Academic Advisor in Abu Dhabi at The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Girls. Belinda has also worked as a Special Education teacher at T.C. Williams High School. Belinda holds an Ed.S. in education administration from Old Dominion University, a master’s degree in Counseling Education from Virginia State University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia State University.

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Mengya (Daisy) Qiu Mengya (Daisy) Qiu is the US regional director of Onesmart International Education Group, a publicly traded company that provides after-school programs for K-12 students across the globe. Daisy is also the founder of International Teacher Training Services, an independent firm under the umbrella of Onesmart International that partners with US leading education schools to design and deliver high quality training contents for K-12 teachers and principals in the United States and China. Prior to joining Onesmart Education, Daisy was the admissions officer at the Wharton Business School and the international admission manager at the University of Sydney in Australia, with focus on Southeast Asia regional marketing and recruitment. Daisy earned her Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and Bachelor of Communication degree in Journalism from RMIT University in Australia.

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Veda Ramsay-Stamps Veda Ramsay-Stamps is the founder and co-owner of The Ramsay Group, LLC, a national urban planning and community development consulting firm that has delivered housing, economic, and community development planning services to government and nonprofit agencies for over 17 years. Veda currently serves as a change agent and executive director at the Crenshaw Family YMCA where she is developing transformative programs and services that alleviate educational, health, and economic barriers in South Los Angeles. She is also an acclaimed novelist of Flexible Wings. Veda earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Fresno. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in City and County Planning from the University of Southern California.

Kathryn Rogers Kathryn Rogers currently serves as the Vice President of Community Outreach and Engagement at the Charles Butt Charitable Foundation in San Antonio, Texas. Kate graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Texas Christian University and received her Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Kate spent almost 20 years in marketing and communications at H-E-B, one of the largest privately held retail chains in the country before transitioning to pursue her passion in public education. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as the founding President of the Holdsworth Center, a leadership institute for public school professionals located in Austin, Texas. Kate also serves on the board of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and chairs its workforce committee which oversees the program she developed called SA Works, connecting local employers with the p-16 system.

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Bo (Paul) Shao Bo (Paul) Shao is the Managing Director of the joint Executive MBA program between Washington University in St. Louis and Fudan University. Bo oversees the program’s operation in China. The program office under his management is responsible for student enrollment & services, alumni engagement, and the overall program branding in Greater China. Before working in higher education, Bo has had 15 years of experience working in world-renowned research and consulting firms such as AC Nielsen and Interbrand. Bo holds an MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jeff Shultz Jeff Shultz is the Director of Information Systems at Green Dot Public Schools. He originally joined Green Dot as PowerSchool Administrator in 2007 and subsequently was promoted to Applications Engineer, Senior Applications Engineer, and Senior Data Systems Manager. Jeff and his team of sys admins are charged with implementation, administration, and support of varied systems including PowerSchool, Workday, GSuite, and many more. Jeff began his career at the California Psychological Association where he worked his way up to IT Director over his 7-year tenure. Jeff has a Bachelor’s in Social Science from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master’s in Science and Technology Leadership from Brown University.

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Jihad Turk Jihad Turk is the founding President and CEO of Bayan Islamic Graduate School, America’s first Muslim graduate school to offer accredited Master’s degrees in the fields of Islamic Studies, Education, Chaplaincy and Leadership. He is a sought-after national speaker on issues related Islam, Muslims in America, Muslim Reform Movements, Ethical Leadership, and Spiritual and Identity Formation of Youth. He completed his undergraduate study at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his B.A. degree in History and Arabic. Jihad completed his master’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin in Arabic and Islamic law and jurisprudence. Jihad has been consulted by the White House and has traveled around the world for the U.S. State Department to speak to Muslim communities abroad and represent the American Muslim Community. Jihad is a member of the USINDO, an NGO that aims to strengthen ties between the US and Indonesia. Jihad has been profiled on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, regularly appears on NPR and other news outlets and was most recently recognized as one of the 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal.

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He Wang He Wang is the Principal at Shenzhen Vanke Meisha Academy International in Shenzhen, China. She earned both a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Chinese Language and Literature from North East Normal University of China.

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Yingjia Zheng Yingjia Zheng is a senior management member of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). She was a Mandarin Language lecturer at Gettysburg College, USA. Later she served as the head of Curriculum and Scholarship Office of Yenching Academy of Peking University aiming to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies. Yingjia received her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese language and literature from Shenzhen University, Master of Science in TESOL program from University of Rochester, and then TCSOL program from Columbia University in the city of New York.

Hongdou (Debby) Zhong Hongdou (Debby) Zhong is the founder of the social enterprise Edmmersion Academy which advocates diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) by providing Global Citizenship Education (GCE) related coaching and consulting services for students, teachers, educational institutions and government agencies in China and beyond. Debby is also a Visiting Lecturer at the College of International Studies, Sichuan University. Previously, Debby has worked at the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Office of Global Engagement. She earned her Master of Science degree from University of Southern California, her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of the Arts, London, and her College Diploma from Monash University in Australia.

Jennifer Zinn Jennifer Zinn lives in Denver, Colorado and has served as an instructional leadership coach and Chief Academic Officer. Jenn specializes in supporting student achievement through teacher development, curricular and instructional decision-making, and the design and implementation of reflective practices throughout schools. She has worked as a school principal in Denver Public Schools, KIPP San Antonio Public Schools, and the New York City Department of Education. She earned a Master’s Degree in School Administration and a Master’s in the Art of Teaching from Trinity University.