"Education is transformative. When I came to Bryn Mawr, I wasn't thinking of teaching or working with schools. Look how much I have changed."

shumate"It started at a summer institute sponsored by the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. One of the professors talked about education as a form of social justice. That really resonated with me. I started working with students in Philadelphia's public schools, and then in Rwanda, with Global Youth Connect. Now I want to get a graduate degree in education and start a nonprofit organization where teachers can talk about educational strategies that work. Since I've received a national Truman scholarship, those goals seem very real."shumate_thumb


Tiffany Shumate, class of 2008, Office of Special Education Advocate


Note: Tiffany Shumate works for the District of Columbia public schools, where she is an advocate for children with special needs and their families.

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125 Years of Extraordinary Alumnae
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