B.Ed., Early Childhood Education (2021), The University of Nairobi
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Research Experience: Before starting with iGROW, Michele was part of a community engaged project that supports newly arrived Congolese refugees and their families access early childhood education services. In this role she helped collect and analyze qualitative data. She also helped prepare poster presentations and manuscripts. Before coming to graduate school, Michele’s capstone project involved her collecting data on the effects of school closures during Covid-19 on kindergarten age children’s socio-emotional development. She carried out this project in Westlands, Nairobi.
Research Interests: Her research interests center on the heritage language acquisition for refugees and refugee children who are non-native English speakers as well as practices related to maintaining ethnolinguistic vitality within these communities.