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Tarika Barrett

Tarika Barrett (M.A. ‘00)

“If there’s one thing I know, it’s that images matter, especially for young minds.” Tarika Barrett (M.A. ‘00), CEO of Girls Who Code, reflects on the outcome of the trial over the murder of George Floyd.

Caroline Cooper and Sasha Levitt

Caroline Cooper (M.A. ’14) and Sasha Levitt (M.A. '15)

Caroline Cooper (M.A. ’14) and Sasha Levitt (M.A. '15) have teamed up with fellow TC alumni to form Ember to Spark, an educational consulting company that offers support to struggling schools, particularly those adversely affected by the pandemic.

Ashlyn Field

Ashlyn Field (M.Ed. ‘09)

Ashlyn Field (M.Ed. ‘09) was named the next principal of Meadow Pond Elementary School in Westchester County, New York.

Natasha M. Hall

Natasha M. Hall (M.A. ‘04)

Natasha M. Hall (M.A. ‘04), a staff writer on Netflix's Virgin River and writer of the pilot Iris, was named one of Austin Film Festival's “25 Screenwriters to Watch.”

Tavis Jules

Tavis Jules (Ed.D. ‘08)

Tavis Jules (Ed.D. ‘08) was named President-Elect of the Caribbean Studies Association and a Senior Fellow at NORRAG, a global network for international policies and cooperation in education and training.

Yaojia Qu

Yaojia Qu (M.A. ‘17)

Yaojia Qu (M.A. ‘17), a 2nd grade Mandarin immersion program teacher at Avenues the World School, recently co-authored "Toward a critical translanguaging pedagogy: An AsianCrit perspective" with Professor Sharon Chang, to be published in the Foundations of Multicultural Education Series.

Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams

Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams (Ed.D. ‘12)

Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams (Ed.D. ‘12) was named the inaugural Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach Endowed Professor of Peace and Justice Studies at Gettysburg College. He also recently received a Spencer Foundation Grant and a Fulbright Global Scholar Grant.

Sitara Maria

2021 Graduates Gallery

Read about how recent graduates, like Sitara Maria (M.A. '21), have persevered, adapted to change and overcome during the pandemic — and about their plans to rebuild a better world.


#TCMade is a monthly spotlight of alumni books, apps, art or other projects. If you have a work you'd like to share with the TC community, send them to with the subject line "#TCMade."

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