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GSEP Student to Present at Key Education Conference
Pepperdine University student Khoa Ngo, who is pursuing a master of arts in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), will present on "Constructing New Futures: Examining the Effects of An After-School Enrichment Program" on April 14 at the American Educational Research Association annual conference in San Diego, California.
For the past three years, Ngo has acted as a research assistant for the Constructing New Futures Project, an after-school enrichment program for Latino high school students at Animo Leadership Charter High School in Inglewood, California.
Joining Ngo on the panel is Eva Valle, GSEP adjunct faculty member, Julio Murcia, principal of Animo Leadership, and Tania Amezcua, site supervisor for the Constructing New Futures Project. The presentation was proposed by GSEP professor of education Reyna Garcia Ramos, liaison between the Constructing New Futures Project and GSEP's Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Credential (MAETC) program.
"Our goal for this panel is to bring together the major stakeholders to critically reflect on the ongoing work being done as a part of this project, and to assess its impact on GSEP teacher credential candidates and the students receiving instruction at Animo Leadership," says Garcia Ramos. "Ngo is a dedicated worker and, despite not being an education student, she has grown to enjoy interacting with the youth at Animo Leadership and through her practicum work with Green Dot Public Schools, which oversees several charter schools including Animo Leadership."
Ngo also presented with Garcia Ramos in 2008 at the 14th International Roundtable On School, Family & Community Partnerships in New York, and this past February at the annual conference for the California Association for Bilingual Education in Long Beach, California.
For more information, visit the Graduate School of Education and Pyschology Web site.