May 2021 Capstone Week Schedule

Announcement Date: May 7, 2021

SIT Graduate Institute's May 2021 Capstone Seminar will be held from Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14. The seminar will be entirely online this year and 13 master's students will present their capstones through virtual sessions.

Most SIT Graduate Institute students complete their coursework with the presentation of a capstone project, which is a demonstration of students’ integration of theory and practice in their degree fields.

Tuesday, May 11

1:00–2:30 PM  

Christine Pafe
MA in Sustainable Development
Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice into Faith-Based Organization Services to Prevent HIV/AIDS in Southern Cameroon

Aaron Mendez
MA in International Education
Pathway Provider Programs: The International Student Experience

3:00–4:30 PM

Luiz Batista
MA in International Education
Diversity and Worldliness at The Compass School: A Project in International Education

Randal McKoy
MA in Sustainable Development
Black Lives Matter: A Case for Reparations

Wednesday, May 12

10:00–11:30 AM

Terence Ooi Guan Tseng
MA in Sustainable Development
Impact of Mentoring Amongst Indigenous Young Adults in Sabah, Malaysia

12:00–1:30 PM

Adj Marshall
MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management
Leading the Pack: First-Generation College Student Identity and Organizing Practices

Derek Schwartz
MA in Sustainable Development
Improving Pre-Departure Training for English Teacher Volunteers in Costa Rica: An Examination of Aliarse Recommendations

2:00–3:30 PM

Nyasha Frank Chibanda
MA in Sustainable Development
Program Design Features Attracting Youth in Diepsloot To Urban Agriculture: Exploring Rhiza Babuyile's Tiny Farm Agri-Program

Thursday, May 13

10:00–11:30 AM

Anna Profatilova
MA in International Education
Student Mobility in The Wake of Covid-19: The Mainland Chinese Parent Perspective

Shady Elfaham
MA in International Education
Integrating Adult Mentorship Module Within Youth Oriented Programs

12:00–1:30 PM

Shannon Tobin
MA in International Education
Study Abroad Program for The University of Glasgow: A Short-Term Life Sciences Program to Indonesia

Eric Sussman
MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management
To New Geographies: Implementing Department of Energy Order 151.1d, Comprehensive Emergency Management System

2:00–3:30 PM

Kennidy Stood
MA in Sustainable Development
Exploring Accessible & Responsive Trauma-Informed Schools: A Regenerative Approach to Student & Educator Support