Class of 2022: Graduate Profiles


The Class of 2022 is comprised of a remarkable group of students. We invite you to get to know a few of them as we celebrate their achievements. Congratulations, Class of 2022!

  • Daniel Rodriguez-Segura: Education Policy


    “Complexity does not necessarily define the most valuable research. What really matters is asking the right questions and framing the answers in the right light.”

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  • Jordan Althoff: Kinesiology


    "During my time at UVA I dove into helping the community." Graduating with a B.S.Ed. in May, Jordan was committed to giving back to the UVA and Charlottesville communities during her time as an undergrad.

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  • Christopher Mathis: Higher Education


    With a law degree in hand, Mathis’s passion for making higher education an equitable experience for all students brought him to the UVA School of Education and Human Development, where he will graduate with his Ph.D. this May.

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  • Maryam Bailey: Curriculum and Instruction


    “Choosing a career in education meant that I could change the narrative for BIPOC learners and provide them with a role model and mentor with whom they could connect.”

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  • Maelee Hearington: Youth & Social Innovation, Elementary Education


    “Ever since I can remember, working with youth has been in my personal plan for my career goals.” Maelee is from Chester, VA, and is graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Youth and Social Innovation, as well as her Master of Teaching in Elementary Education.

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  • Kate Serrao: Counselor Education


    Inspired by her passion for the outdoors, Kate’s research centered on the benefits of nature for various mental illnesses.

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  • Emma Keller: Youth and Social Innovation


    "Being able to apply frameworks, psychological concepts, and models, to the complex things I was feeling about my own identity, opened up a whole new field of possibility for me." Emma is from Hampton, Virginia, and is graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Youth and Social Innovation.

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  • Antonio Brodie, Jr.: Curriculum & Instruction/MBA


    Graduating with an MEd/MBA dual degree, Antonio Brodie, Jr. is looking to make his mark in both the education and business sectors by working on critical projects with African American stakeholders in mind.

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  • Emma Otremba: Educational Psychology - Applied Developmental Science


    "Being able to understand my own identity, and knowing that kids in schools often don't have that time or space to explore identity, I fell in love with learning about youth activism and thinking about, how do we change the climate of a school? How do we help kids explore identity in high school?"

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