Connect with a UEP Ambassador

Choosing a graduate program is a big decision. At Brown, we’d like to make the process a little easier. Our student ambassadors are current students in the twelfth cohort of the Urban Education Policy Master's Program at Brown University. They are happy to give you insight into our community, from elective selections and internship placements to life in Providence and apartment searches.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have by clicking on each ambassador's name.

Esther Rhie

Before entering BrownUEP, Esther was a founding teacher at Achievement First Iluminar in Providence. She is a Teach For America '15 Corps Member.




Zachary Charette

Before entering BrownUEP, Zach was a grade 6 geography teacher in the Fall River Public Schools. He also worked as an educator and researcher for historic sites along the Boston Freedom Trail, focused on promoting public history initiatives in the historic city.


Melitzi Torres

Before entering BrownUEP, Melitzi worked as the second-grade math specialist at a high-performing, "intentionally diverse" charter school in Cumberland, Rhode Island



Tong Tong

Before entering BrownUEP, Tong worked at Citizen Schools, a non-profit aiming at closing the achievement gap, and was assigned to a public middle school in Chelsea, MA. She also worked as an English language tutor and school application consultant for high school international students.