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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 professional subjectivities, teacher leadership, and... Learn more...

Tamara Webb

Director, International Education

Tamara Webb is Director, International Education in the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education (CASGE) at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College(MLFTC). In this role, she serves as the Director for the Mastercard Foundation... 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...

Kathryn Royston

Project Manager, Global

Kati Royston has over seven years of experience in international education and development, with a focus on higher education and mentorship. Before joining the CASGE team in July 2019, she spent several years with FHI 360 in... Learn more...

Yvette Ruppert

Specialist, Business Operations

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


Lorena Quinones is a Coordinator for the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She facilitates ongoing projects by providing logistical support for faculty,... Learn more...

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Project

Ruhi Khan

Project Director

Ruhi Khan is the Project Director of the Building Leadership for Change through School Immersion  Project at Arizona State University.  In this role, she supports Scholars from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to develop... 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 30 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

Coordinator Senior

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

Assistant Research Professor

Yeukai Angela Mlambo is an Assistant Research Professor & Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Her research centers on addressing higher education... Learn more...