Teachers College students are the heart of our community. Scholarship support has enabled students across TC programs in Education, Psychology, & Health to pursue their passions and focus on their respective areas of study. As these graduates join other TC alumni out in their fields, they will continue to bring TC’s mission to life – creating a smarter, healthier, and more equitable world. That’s our TC Promise!
M.A. candidate, Anthropology and Education
Highlighting the legacy of TC alumna Shirley Chisholm at the College, where Monben has worked to honor the political trailblazer for her “dedication to public service, her commitment to peacemaking and justice, and her everlasting connection” to TC. Monben has erected art installations and a book display at Gottesman Libraries in Chisholm's honor.
The desire to improve education for “first generation, minoritized, and non-traditional students” through her interdisciplinary fieldwork and research.
M.A. candidate, Curriculum and Teaching
Addressing systemic inequities that hinder students of different social classes, castes, and identities from accessing education in India.
Her time at Teach For India, where she taught grades 6-8 in an under-resourced public school in Delhi, India and her experience working across various non-profits.
Ed.D. candidate, Comparative and International Education, International & Transcultural Studies
Partnering with communities around TC to build immersive “play and repair zones” that encourage users to think critically and develop world-building skills. His current doctoral research incorporates his experiences as an artist, media maker, and carpenter and he hopes to make an impact in NYC communities after he graduates.
His varied teaching experiences in Japan and beyond, which inspired his passion for learning and social change as a research practitioner.
Ph.D. candidate, Clinical Psychology, Counseling & Clinical Psychology
Working towards becoming a tenure-track professor to further examine the contributors and factors that predict adolescent suicide risk. After TC, she hopes to establish herself as an independent researcher, devoted to the adolescent suicide crisis.
Her inspiring work as a research coordinator at James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center and her current mentor, Dr. Christine Cha.
Ph.D. candidate, Social Studies Teacher Education
Finding opportunities to make social studies curricula more relevant to the experiences of Chinese Americans
His former students at a public high school in Queens, a large number of whom were first-generation migrant students from China and used social studies as a means to understand American society. Through his doctoral work, Chenyu wants to better understand the impact of his teaching on their identities and experiences — and improve curricula overall.
Ph.D. candidate, Social-Organizational Psychology
Contributing to research advancements at TC to evolve how people think about workplaces to more effectively and sustainably support employee well-being.
Spirituality has informed both Prachi’s research interests and professional growth throughout her academic career.
M.S. candidate, Nutrition and Dietetics
Exploring ways to enrich the lives of others through nutrition-focused support. Amanda hopes to be able to come back and visit and share the knowledge she has learned, both at TC and in the field, with future TC students.
Amanda’s passion for cooking, recipe development, and nutrition.
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