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ICE Alumni Profiles > Hadija Gipaeva

Hadija Gipaeva


Advisors: Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Dana Burde

TC Degree, Program, Specialization, Year of Graduation: M.A., IED/Policy, 2005

Integrative Project Title: IGO versus INGO: A Comparative Study of Higher Education Programs in Russia

Description of your current position: I currently work as a Program Coordinator at the American Councils for International Education in Moscow. In this position, I am in charge of secondary school educational programs for Russian students.

Something special about your TC experience: TC helped me to believe in myself, helped me to realize that I can learn, achieve, and succeed. TC became a real home for me - whether it was Gottesman Libraries allowing quietness and solitude, the TC Cafeteria for group meetings, or a cozy home-like ceramics studio allowing distraction from classes and everyday worries.