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Our Impact

HGSE Alumni are Changing the World Through Education.

Through their work across all areas of the education sector, our alumni work to ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential.


Here are just a few of the ways in which HGSE alumni shape the lives of learners through their teaching, leadership, policymaking, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and research. Please check back occasionally for new stories that illustrate how HGSE alumni are making a difference.

Scott Bustabad, Ed.M.'15Physics Teacher, Camden Public Schools (NJ)


Jenny Kostka, Ed.M.'15

Jenny Kostka, Ed.M.'15 – Physics and Astronomy Teacher, South Shore Public Charter School


Darienne Driver, Ed.M.'06, Ed.D.'14

Darienne Driver, Ed.M.'06, Ed.D.'14 – president and CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan


Josh Delaney, Ed.M.'14

Josh Delaney, Ed.M.'14 – Senior Education Policy Advisor to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren


Kari Croft, Ed.M.'15 – Founder and Principal, DaVinci RISE High (Los Angeles); XQ Super School winner


Guadalupe Guerrero

Guadalupe Guerrero, Ed.M.'02, Ed.M.'09, Ed.D.'15 – Superintendent, Portland Public Schools (OR)


Rebecca Holcombe

Rebecca Holcombe, Ed.M.'04, Ed.D.'16 – Secretary of Education, State of Vermont


Douglas Wood

Douglas Wood, Ed.M.'96, Ed.D.'00 – Senior Fellow on Justic and Equity, Aspen Institute; 2018 HGSE Alumni Council Award winner


Elaine Townsend Utin

Elaine Townsend Utin, Ed.M.'16 – Co-Executive Director, Scholars' Latino Initiative


John Merrow

John MerrowEd.D.'73 – Former education correspondent, PBS Newshour and NPR


Adam Seldow, E.d.M.'03, Ed.D.'10 – Head of Education Partnerships, Facebook


Ghazal Gulati

Ghazal Gulati, Ed.M.'15 – Cofounder and COO, Meraki (Delhi, India nonprofit)