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Iveta Silova

Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education; Professor

Iveta Silova is professor and director of the Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU.  Born and raised in Soviet Latvia, Professor Silova has a unique first-hand... Learn more...

Ann Nielsen

Associate Director

Ann Nielsen received her Ed.D. from Arizona State University in Educational Leadership and Supervision.  Her interests in education and research have focused upon teacher professionalism, teacher leadership, and school... Learn more...

Alejandra Enriquez Gates

Program Director

Alejandra Enriquez Gates is a Program Manager in the Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education (CASGE). She has managed multiple programs for the center. Alejandra currently manages the International Leaders in... Learn more...

Yvette Ruppert


Yvette has extensive experience in customer service and administration. Before coming to the Center, she worked as a Marketing Specialist for a local charter school district. She assisted the school district in the coordination... Learn more...

Lorena Quinones

Administrative Assistant

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Project

Ruhi Khan

Project Director

Ruhi Khan is a 16-year veteran in elementary education. She is known for supporting educational efficacy by ensuring a successful learning environment for all students through professional development opportunities that are... Learn more...

Sarah Risha

Lecturer Sr, Arabic

Sarah Risha has been in the education field and enjoying it for over twenty years and counting. She has vast experience in the field of education and genuinely enjoys being part of students’ success and helping... Learn more...

Rebecca Grijalva

Project Manager, Lead Design Strategist, Education Innovation

Rebecca Grijalva is the KSA Project Manager of Non-English Teaching Cohort and has over 28 years of experience in education. Ms. Grijalva has administrative experience where she has facilitated the enrollment of students in... Learn more...

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Emily Taylor

Program Manager, Strengthening Institutional Linkages

Emily joined the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU in October 2016 as Program Manager for Phase II, the Strengthening Institutional Linkages initiative. Emily has a background in advocacy, education and partnership... Learn more...

Mina Ahmad

Operations Manager

As the Operations Manager, Mina oversees the daily operations and logistics of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU. She also helps inspire Scholars to get involved in the community and create solutions for the... Learn more...

Enyah Abadjivor


Enyah joins the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU with over 8 years of experiences working with youth and families, refugees and survivors of domestic violence in the nonprofit sector. She holds a BA in Global Studies... Learn more...

Yeukai Mlambo

Post Doctoral Scholar

Yeukai is a Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, housed in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. In this role, Yeukai leads data collection, analysis, and knowledge mobilization for... Learn more...

Jennifer Rode

Program Manager, MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Jenn Rode is a Program Manager for two projects funded by the Mastercard Foundation. She supports student success with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU, a comprehensive scholarship program that... Learn more...