International and Multicultural Education EdD

Elizabeth Eastman

Elizabeth EastmanEmail: eleastman@usfca.edu
Program: International & Multicultural Education EdD program
Hometown: Washington D.C. 

Why USF?

USF has an excellent reputation. I was also impressed with Dr. Popal and knew that he was someone I wanted to learn from.

What has been the highlight of your program thus far?

Two things: My new friends, and that I am learning things I can apply right away to my teaching.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

This is a program where you can learn, explore interests, be inspired, and meet people who will be long-term friends and colleagues.

Favorite Bay Area Restaurant:

La Bogedita Del Medio

Tony Santa Ana

Tony Santa Ana, International & Multicultural Education EdDProgram: International & Multicultural Education EdD with a concentration in Human Rights Education
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Email: aasantaana@usfca.edu

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE USF?

The intersection between academia and community.

WHAT HAS BEEN A HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR PROGRAM OR USF SO FAR?

The community cohort of loving and intelligent students.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS?

Give me a call so we can talk about the program!!!

FAVORITE BAY AREA RESTAURANT:

Wow!!! This is hard but I love delicious food that feeds the soul!

Lina Lenberg

Lina Lenberg, International & Multicultural Education EdDProgram: International & Multicultural Education EdD with a concentration in Human Rights Education
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Email: llenberg@dons.usfca.edu

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE USF?

USF offers one of the few graduate programs in Human Rights Education in the country and provides a great balance of scholarship, community and activism. The general atmosphere and expectations within the School of Education create an accessible, mutually respectful, supportive and engaging learning environment.

WHAT HAS BEEN A HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR PROGRAM OR USF SO FAR?

I have been greatly inspired by my professors and classmates. Assigned readings and class discussions are always stimulating, and I have learned interesting and relevant things from everyone I have encountered in the program. I have really enjoyed making connections with many thoughtful and caring people, both personally and professionally.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS?

I would suggest that prospective students sit in on a class in order to experience the learning environment for themselves. I would also emphasize that what students learn in classes can be directly applied to their current or future work outside of the program, so they can expect to acquire a number of useful resources. Also, be open to meeting new people, having conversations and growing as a scholar and educator!

FAVORITE BAY AREA RESTAURANT:

Taquerias, Indian Food, Turkish