Global Youth Changemaker Conversation Series
The institute of World Affairs recently hosted Conversation Series where educators had the opportunity to engage in discussions that celebrated the remarkable efforts of young individuals who are actively changing the world. Throughout the series, change makers from diverse sectors shared their personal experiences, innovative ideas and achievements. This insightful conversations not only provided valuable inspiration for educators to incorporate into their teachings but also highlighted real life examples that can enrich classroom discussions.
Amanda Bennett, Costa Rica/USA
Amanda is the Youth Programme Coordinator and Project Officer at the Earth Charter International Secretariat and the Center for Education for Sustainable Development at University for Peace. She was born in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and grew up in South Carolina, United States. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and a Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Maryland. After graduating, she moved back to Costa Rica and taught English in San José and briefly in Cusco, Peru. Amanda is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Environment, Development and Peace at the University for Peace.
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This event was supported in part by grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI National Resource Centers program. The content of this event does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.