Rose earned her BA in Asian Studies from Carleton College in 2011. Following her undergraduate studies, she attended SIT Graduate Institute where she earned an MA in TESOL in 2012. She lived in Qinghai, China from 2012-2016 where she developed tri-lingual teaching materials, taught undergraduate ESL courses, trained in-service English teachers, and co-founded an education company that offered small English trainings.
Rose returned to the US to pursue her PhD in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota. While studying for her PhD, Rose has also worked as an independent program evaluator and an academic tutor.
Rose has a wide range of research interests spanning from education and poverty alleviation in China to menstrual hygiene management. Her dissertation work is focused on how students from diverse backgrounds experience sexuality education. She is constantly developing her skills in data analysis and visualization using R. In her free time, Rose loves to bake, make music, exercise, and read.
Megan's unique experiences in education span the globe. For over ten years she has worked in various educational settings: international teaching, higher education, professional development programming, K-6 classroom teaching, educational consulting, youth focused non-profit work, and international program coordinating.
All of these experiences fueled Megan's passion for education and her drive to continue to learn. Megan is currently pursuing her PhD in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota. While working on her PhD, Megan has worked as an independent program evaluator and lecturer at the university.
Megan's dissertation research focuses on the importance of understanding race and gender in the classroom. In her free time Megan enjoys reading, traveling, yoga, running and listening to as many podcasts as possible.