School of Education & Human Sciences Stories

education & human sciences stories

Stephanie Leon

Stephanie Leon follows lifelong passion for education in KU Higher Education Administration program

Even since childhood, Stephanie Leon knew she wanted to be an educator. After beginning her education journey at community college, she made the move to University of Kansas. Now she’s pursuing ...
Javen Betts

Senior Javen Betts reflects on leadership, public service and lessons learned at KU

Passionate about public service and elementary education, KU senior Javen Betts has taken advantage of a variety of experiences offered at the university and beyond...
Drew Runkel

14 questions with Drew Runkel, sport management major

Drew Runkel, a current senior at the University of Kansas, is preparing for his dream career as a sport management major in the School of Education and Human Sciences...
Reem Al-Samiri

TESOL alumna Reem Al-Samiri on teaching Academic English to university freshmen

Reem Al-Samiri earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from KU in 2020, specializing in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL.) ...

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Katarina Moore

Katarina Moore connects the next generation of Jayhawks to education & human sciences

After graduating in 2022 with a master’s degree in higher education administration, University of Kansas alumna Katarina Moore is now connecting the next generation of Jayhawks...
Logan Bell

Logan Bell aims to assist low-income, first-generation students

As a second year master’s student in KU’s Higher Education Administration program, Logan Bell is pursuing his passion for helping lower-income and first-generation college students...
A crowd of people pose at the 2022 White House Tribal Youth Forum

Kylie Kookesh attends 2022 White House Tribal Youth Forum

Every year, Native youth from across Indian Country gather with high-level officials and guest speakers for the White House Tribal Youth Forum, hosted by...
Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Get to Know SOEHS’s Student Ambassadors

Our student ambassadors proudly represent the School of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Kansas.

education & human sciences stories

Steven Johnson Jr

Steven Johnson Jr. looks to deepen understanding of Black RAs’ experiences on campuses

Black resident assistants, particularly those at predominantly white institutions, navigate a unique set of circumstances and biases in the...
Grace Mosier

14 questions with Grace Mosier, unified early childhood education major

Grace Mosier was looking for a path that would lead her into a helping profession. As a unified early childhood major in KU’s School of Education...
Ryan Gabe

TESOL master’s grad Gabe Ryan continues teaching journey in Vietnam

Sometimes, identifying the right career path is a difficult and gradual process, the result of painstaking deliberation and back-and-forth...
Morgan Couch

SOEHS Alum Morgan Couch Lands Her Dream Job at Disney

Having recently graduated from KU in 2021, SOEHS alum Morgan Couch now finds herself at “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” Walt Disney World in, Florida.

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Ella Zeff

9 questions with Ella Zeff, sport management major

After exploring options in KU’s Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences, Ella Zeff saw a path for herself in sport management. Now a sophomore, she’s following in the footsteps of female role models in sports...
Becker Elbanna

10 questions with Becker Elbanna, sport management major

A lifelong sports enthusiast, Becker Elbanna found a natural fit in KU’s sport management program. With dreams of a career in the sports industry, he’s ...
Wayne L. Black Jr.

Wayne L. Black Jr. seeks to make college athletics more equitable

College athletics is often framed as the ultimate even playing field. One of pure opportunity, where anyone can succeed — so long as they’re willing ...
Audrey McDonald

10 questions with Audrey McDonald, unified early childhood education major

Since the start of her college career, Audrey McDonald knew she was passionate about helping students. After working as a mentor in a special...