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Student Spotlight

We are thrilled to recognize our students for their achievements both inside and outside of the LDT program.

Not only do our students excel in their coursework, but they also apply what they've learned in the classroom to professional contexts by pursuing scholarships, fellowships, and initiatives focused on teaching, learning, and student success.

Learning, Design, and Technology Student Achievements

Our students come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, bringing to the program their own perspectives and expertise. While we are always impressed with their work inside of the classroom, we want to recognize them for their personal and professional accomplishments as well. Here you will find a few of our students who have recently received recognition for their work in the field of learning, design, and technology.

Jasmine Wong

Jasmine Wong and Team Win Second Place in Pitch Competition

LDT student, Jasmine Wong, and her teammates won second place in a pitch competition hosted by StartupHoyas MED, an organization dedicated to healthcare entrepreneurship throughout the Georgetown University Community. Contestants participated in a Design Lab in which they learned about the process of defining a problem, creating a solution, and evaluating a market opportunity. Jasmine and her teammates designed a pitch for a voice assistant, DocTalk, that guides patients to the most effective resource for their care. The question guiding their pitch was “How might we manage the care of the elderly population to provide directed solutions for the patients and better outcomes for providers?”

Sarah Chamberlain

Sarah Chamberlain Named EdSurge Independent Fellow

LDT Student, Sarah Chamberlain was awarded a competitive Fellowship with EdSurge Independent, as she and 9 other Fellows were selected from a pool of applicants from around the world. Throughout her fellowship, Sarah will meet with other Fellows online every week to discuss the most pressing challenges in education, as well as engage with leading educators, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for more updates from Sarah, as she will be sharing her perspectives on teaching and learning, and associated challenges throughout the Fall, with EdSurge Independent.

Ijeoma Njaka

Ijeoma Njaka Awarded Two Conference Scholarships

In November 2018, Ijeoma Njaka will attend the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education annual conference for a poster presentation. Earlier this year, she received the POD Network Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowship, a funding opportunity for practitioners historically underrepresented in the broader conversation on educational and faculty development. Last spring, Ijeoma also had the opportunity to attend the 2018 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) as a Student Scholar. There, Ijeoma presented a Pecha Kucha format (a presentation style consisting of spending 20 seconds on a set of 20 slides) on bicultural identity, decolonization of the mind, and Prince.

Lina Zuluaga

Lina Zuluaga Selected as Department of Education Contest Finalist

Lina Zuluaga was among the top 25 finalists in the US Department of Education’s Reimagine the Higher Education Ecosystem Challenge with her project on The First Blockchain University with the First Global Career Bridge–Woolf & TalentoLab. Lina is the founder of and head of applied research at TalentoLab. Her research is at the cutting-edge of how effective methods of learning design and knowledge management remove institutional silos in industries that must adapt to survive the fourth industrial revolution.  She also provides strategic advice to the International Development Bank.  Lina acknowledges support from Mary Rowe, former Ombuds at MIT; Maurice Ashley, Grandmaster and MIT Media Lab; Jose Manuel Restrepo, Colombian Minister of Trade and Commerce; Phil Komarny, VP of Innovation Salesforce; Mark Schneider, Director IES; Diego Molano, former Minister of Technology and McKinsey global advisor on Digital Transformation for governments and companies and Emiliana Vegas, Chief of the Education Division at the Inter-American Development Bank.