The CLASE Goizueta Foundation Graduate Assistants
The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Assistantships are funded through a generous endowment from the Goizueta Foundation and awarded annually through a national call and a competitive selection process. This team of exceptional students represents a cross-section of departments from across the Mary Frances Early College of Education and the University of Georgia. Their work within interdisciplinary collaborative project teams is invaluable to CLASE's efforts to address the institution’s and Center's tripartite mission of research, outreach and instruction.
Note: The Call for Nominations for The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund Assistantship is out in late Fall. We receive applications in early Spring. For more information, please refer to the Call for Nominations announcement.
Jean Costa Silva
Jean Costa Silva is pursuing a PhD in Linguistics. He manages the CLASE social media accounts, provides tech support on the CLASE platform, and carries out research in Higher Education. He also supports institutes and assists with event preparation and post-event responsibilities.
Elaine Duong is a PhD student in educational psychology with an emphasis in quantitative methodology, and is also pursuing a MS in statistics. She studies the impact of the Instructional Conversation pedagogy on students' writing and test scores.
Jacky Fuentes is a Ph.D. student in the Counseling Psychology program. She is responsible for researching and analyzing the impacts of instructional conversation pedagogy on school culture, climate, and social-emotional learning. In addition, she will be assisting the directors to create new school partnerships that are culturally family centered and attend to social-emotional engagement.
Frank Granados-Orozco is pursuing a doctorate in philosophy and supports CLASE's professional development projects by creating graphic representations of school and district data and analyzing teacher survey data.
Dominique La Barrie
Dominique La Barrie is pursuing a doctorate degree in Developmental Psychology. She works to examine how CLASE impacts youth social-emotional state. Broadly her interests are in traumas impacts on families and child emotion regulation.
Shannon Pentón Rodríguez
Shannon Pentón Rodríguez is a PhD student in linguistics. She researches and analyzes data surrounding the implementation of Instructional Conversations in schools, particularly focusing on the impact of task cards on student autonomy. She also provides administrative and logistical support for the Instructional Conversation institutes.