About the Staff
Mackenzie is a Program Associate working on the writing team. In her teaching experience—across ages 6-60, most recently at a high school in France—Mackenzie integrates language, politics, and cross-cultural understanding. She holds a BA in International Relations and a TEFL certification, and aims to leverage technology for new forms of learning about global issues.
Susannah is Assistant Director of Curriculum Development with the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Since joining the Choices Program in 2008, Susannah has worked on a wide range of topics and has served as the lead writer for curricula on human rights and modern Turkey. She is a 2007 graduate of Tufts University where she majored in International Relations.
Andy is Curriculum Development Director for the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Andy joined the Choices Program in 1999. Andy is a former high school teacher with experience teaching in the United States and Brazil. Andy holds a BA in English from Bates College and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University.
Lisa is an Office Assistant for the Choices Program. She has worked as an Administrative Assistant for over 15 years. Her prior background working as an Administrative Assistant for a Charter High School has led her to University level. To add to her skills, she has accomplished a certificate as a Graphic Designer from URI. She has a passion for Arts as a hobby, and is hoping to pursue an Arts degree in the near future.
Susan is Director of the Choices Program and a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Her areas of interest include renewal of American democracy, education, and civic engagement in international and public policy. Susan came to Brown University in 1988 to start the Choices Program. Prior to coming to Brown, she taught at the elementary and secondary levels and then served as director of a small national foundation where she focused on civic engagement around international issues.
Kathleen is the Administrative Manager for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices team in 2011, she spent over 20 years with the Cranston Public Schools and was the Medicaid/Census Supervisor and Non-Public Textbook Coordinator. Kathleen is currently working on a degree in computer science.
Mimi is Professional Development Director for the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
Lindsay is a Program Associate working on the writing team. She holds a BA in History from Carleton College. Prior to joining the Choices Program, Lindsay worked as a writing tutor at the college level and as an advocate for survivors of sexual violence on her college campus.
Jillian is the Marketing and Social Media Manager for the Choices Program. Prior to joining Choices in 2007, she served as Manager of Student Relations for the Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. She received her M.Ed. in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University.
Tanya is Manager of the Digital Media Group at the School of Professional Studies. Prior to joining Choices in 2009, Tanya worked for seven years as a producer and editor for a commercial production company in New York. She holds a BA in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University.