The Brown Graduate School has announced its selection of Community Fellows, and both fellows selected for the master's area are current Master of Arts in Teaching students at the Department of Education.
Michelle Cruz, pictured on left, hails from Miami, FL and is training to be a secondary chemistry teacher via a practicum and future student teaching at Paul Cuffee High School. Michelle attended Brown University for undergrad and studied Materials Chemistry with an engineering bent. Among other interests and employment, she was highly involved in the Latinx Community at Brown, working for two years as a Latino Heritage Series Programmer at the Brown Center for Students of Color, where she planned events such as the Latinx Gala, the Welcome Back for freshman, Latinx Heritage Month Art Exhibitions, and workshops on race and intersectionalities in the community.
Eunice Gonzalez-Sierra, pictured on right, hails from Santa Monica, CA. Before entering Brown's MAT program, Eunice worked for the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) for the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) as a college site coordinator, helping middle school students learn more about how to get to college and be successful. She is a member of the 2018-2019 secondary English MAT cohort and is completing her fall practicum at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA), where she will student teach in Spring 2019.
The Community Fellows program, according to the Graduate School, "gives graduate students an opportunity to develop and implement new events and initiatives for graduate students at Brown and foster a culture that respects and celebrates diversity, inclusion and equity." The Brown Education community congratulates Michelle and Eunice on being selected as Community Fellows!