Major: Classical Studies
Ranya Brooks ’13
I am currently enrolled in Harvard Graduate School of Education’s International Education Policy Ed. M. program. My research interests relate to education in emergencies, fragile and conflict-affected states, and refugee contexts. After completing my degree in the Spring of 2018, I hope to work in the field of Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution.
After graduating from Dartmouth, I was an instructor and administrator in various educational organizations: a fifth grade teacher at Pinnacle Academy, an international school in Oakton, Virginia; a home-school teacher and then Assistant Director for Academic Connections, a home-school and private-instruction company. Eventually, I started a freelance tutoring business in which I worked with domestic and international students in K-12 and higher education.
The intersectional nature of the Education minor curriculum has informed every pedagogical decision I have made and continue to make. The in-depth knowledge I gained as a result of my senior seminar research project, which focused on determining what if any cognitive benefits a bilingual learning environment might have on a young mind, has been invaluable during my time working with students of diverse cultures and backgrounds. The Education minor helped me become a better student, teacher, and practitioner, but perhaps most importantly, a more compassionate person.