Isabel Callaway

Class Year:

2017

Professional Background:

City Year (AmeriCorps Member), University Tutors for Seattle Schools (Program Manager), Puget Sound Educational Service District (Strategy Evaluations & Learning Consultant)

How has being an English graduate from Duke University help shape your professional success?

I chose English because I was drawn to the small class sizes, engaging professors and the practice of cultivating my writing and reading skills. I use these skills directly in graduate school, as I write policy memos and read education research papers, and as an AmeriCorps member working in 8th grade English Language Arts classrooms. As an evaluator, I dig into qualitative interviews and find common themes across transcripts, which reminds me of finding literary evidence for my various Duke English essays. Lastly, the material in my English courses fostered my curiosity about different people, cultures and places.

Isabel Callaway
Graduate Student, MA in Education Policy, University of Washington