Meet the students, alums, and faculty who make the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development unique.


Dolly Daftary: Professor, Global Inclusion and Social Development

Dolly Daftary: Professor, Global Inclusion and Social Development

“Our cities, our communities, our societies belong to us all, equally.”

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Laura Newton Moynagh: Alum, Transition Leadership

Laura Newton Moynagh: Alum, Transition Leadership

"With the trajectory of my professional background, it was a natural move. You can do so many things with this certificate."

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Aimina Talley: Alum, Vision Studies

Aimina Talley: Alum, Vision Studies

"All of us succeeded, not only in getting our master's but in learning from one another."

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Laura Bozeman: Professor, Vision Studies

Laura Bozeman: Professor, Vision Studies

“Our goal is to prepare highly qualified people to support children and adults with vision impairment.”

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Hannah Curren: Alum, Global Inclusion and Social Development

Hannah Curren: Alum, Global Inclusion and Social Development

“I spent my first semester back and forth between Boston and China, and was able to participate in classes online.”

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Andjela Kaur: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

Andjela Kaur: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

"The practice of exclusion is what people know, and that’s where the change has to happen."

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Kate Glynn: Alum, Rehabilitation Counseling

Kate Glynn: Alum, Rehabilitation Counseling

“UMass Boston gave me a thorough foundation...I know I wouldn't be where I am today without the education I received there.”

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Sindiso Mnisi Weeks: Professor, Global Inclusion and Social Development

Sindiso Mnisi Weeks: Professor, Global Inclusion and Social Development

“Collaboration is so important in the work of social justice and inclusion, because nobody’s going to be able to do it on their own.”

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Kostas Koutsioumpas: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

Kostas Koutsioumpas: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

“Sports is a human right, and it can also increase awareness about human rights.”

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Rayna Verbeck: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

Rayna Verbeck: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

"Who knows what people could do with their talent if given the chance?"

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James Soldner: Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling

James Soldner: Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling

“There’s a huge need to enhance the workforce with qualified individuals in meaningful work environments.”

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Chioma Nnaji: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

Chioma Nnaji: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

"African LGBTQ immigrants' voices need to be heard, and their story needs to be told."

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Ashley van Edema: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

Ashley van Edema: Current Student, Global Inclusion and Social Development

“This is really the type of program that supports someone who has varied interests, which is what I've always had.”

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