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Loyola PhD Scholar Awarded Internship with MacArthur Foundation

Loyola PhD Scholar Awarded Internship with MacArthur Foundation

Pictured here (left to right) is Dr. Leanne Kallemeyn, faculty member in Research Methodology and member of the American Evaluation Association; Emely Medina-Rodriguez, Higher Education doctoral student and GEDI recipient; and Dr. Maurice Samuels, program officer and mentor from MacArthur Foundation.

Emely Medina-Rodriguez, a PhD student in the Higher Education program, received a Graduate Education Diversity Internship from the American Evaluation Association. The Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program provides paid internship and training opportunities during the academic year. The GEDI program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation.  The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is sponsoring Ms. Medina-Rodriguez's internship experience.  Dr. Maurice Samuels, a Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation and former GEDI-recipient, is serving as her mentor.  The Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association was November 6-11, 2017 in Washington D.C.  The GEDI program celebrated its 15th year.