Currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Washington in Multicultural Education, Emily Affolter earned her M.A. in Multicultural Education from Prescott College, and is a graduate of Scripps College with a B.A. in Hispanic Studies and Humanities. She has lived in Nicaragua, Peru, and Mexico. An advocate of social justice, she has taught English to prisoners, done community outreach for a women’s organization in Nicaragua, and helped to develop a cultural center in the Peruvian Andes. She has led trips in the Pacific Northwest, Peru, and Ladakh, India.
Emily taught Spanish for six years, from kindergarteners to undergraduates in Seattle and Arizona. She also worked as an adjunct professor at Prescott College teaching Global Engagement. She was a 2012 Fulbright-Hays grantee in Mexico and Colombia, pursuing curricular research on Latino Diasporas. Throughout her scholarly career, Emily’s primary research has involved feminism in post-revolutionary Nicaragua and cultural-competency development for educators. She has published curricular units for the Fulbright Commission that are available as a resource for educators. For her doctoral assistantship, Emily will be working in the Experimental Education Unit the 2013-2014 academic year in a Head Start program affiliated with the University of Washington.