Master of Arts in Sustainable Development:
Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change, Brattleboro, VT

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"SIT provided the space for me to challenge myself to unlearn many untruths from my professional and personal pasts and to gather more understanding, knowledge, and skill from a rich and diverse community and from within myself."

-- Korto Williams
Women's Rights Coordinator
Action Aid International, Liberia


Prior to enrolling at SIT, I worked for many years with a variety of development agencies involved in program management and training. I chose the Sustainable Development degree at SIT because, given my previous professional experiences, I assumed that SIT would facilitate an easy theoretical marriage and add structure to my present knowledge base.

SIT’s emphasis on its diverse and intercultural community impressed me as it relates to gaining skills and attitudes to be used in future work settings. In addition to classroom and academic aspects of the program, significant room is provided for personal growth; and this is important when one considers work in the development sector.

When I returned to Liberia, I wanted to work in an original and well-intentioned environment. I have fine-tuned my SIT experience through the capstone and practicum process and I am able to use my capstone research for my work on some issues of women and development in Liberia. I use it as a learning tool so that people get new information and not information from sources who do not really understand our Liberian context.

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