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Iveta Silova

Associate Dean of Global Engagement & Professor

Iveta Silova is Professor and Director of the Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She teaches graduate courses in comparative and international... Learn more...


Director, Office of Global Engagement

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 school... Learn more...

Alejandra Enriquez Gates

Program Director

Alejandra Enriquez Gates is a Program Director in the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education where she supports international initiatives on professional development and strategic partnerships. Her experience includes... Learn more...

Kathryn Royston

Project Manager

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

Business Operations Specialist

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...

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Project

Rebecca Grijalva

Regional Master Teacher Ldr

For over 32 years, Becky Grijalva has had a career in education working with diverse, traditional, and non-traditional K-20 students. Prior to working for Arizona State University, Becky was a classroom teacher for over 18... Learn more...

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Yeukai Mlambo

Director Mastercard Foundation Digital Initiative, Asst Research Professor

Yeukai Angela Mlambo is Director of Mastercard Foundation Digital Initiatives at ASU EdPlus and an Assistant Research Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. In her administrative role... Learn more...

Abubakar Idris

Assistant Director

Dr. Abubakar Idris was born and raised in Nigeria. He finished his bachelor’s degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He came to the United States to further his education and completed Masters and Ph.D. in the K... Learn more...

Mina Ahmad


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

Project Manager, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Enyah Abadjivor is a Project Manager for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU is a comprehensive scholarship program that educates and prepares students from Sub-Saharan... Learn more...

Abou Toure

Coordinator Senior