Thanks for the Memories, Johns Hopkins

by Punita Rice Career

Thanks Hopkins! Dr. Punita Rice JHU

I can’t believe my doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University has come to an end. It’s the end of an era. This past couple of weeks after graduating from have been surreal. (Especially as it’s begun to sink in that from now on, there will be no more homework in my life. Well no more of my own homework anyway.) Thanks for the memories, Hopkins.

Hopkins wrote about the work of ISAASE during AAPI heritage month over on their Instagram (at @jhueducation) and on their Facebook page.

Punita Chhabra Rice is a recent graduate of the Doctor of Education program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Her research focuses on the perceptions that South Asian American students have of their K-12 experiences, especially in the context of teacher cultural competence. Her findings suggest that low teacher cultural proficiency and a belief in the model minority myth contribute to less support of South Asian American students. These findings inspired her to establish an organization dedicated to improving the experiences of South Asian American students’ experiences through research, community outreach and the promotion of cultural proficiency among educators. Rice is writing a book based on her dissertation work. You can learn more about it at punitarice.com and ISAASE.org. #AsianPacific #diversity #JHUSOE

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Thank you to JHU for using their social media platform to amplify the work of ISAASE. You can learn more about ISAASE here.

About the Author
Punita Rice

Punita Rice

Punita Rice is a mother, educator, writer, and founder of ISAASE. She is the author of Toddler Weaning: Deciding to Gradually Wean your Toddler & Making it Happen, and the forthcoming South Asian American Experiences in Schools: Brown Voices from the Classroom, and blogs about motherhood at Happy Mom Guide. Her work centers around multicultural education and equity, and South Asian American experiences in school. You can read more about Punita and her work here.