Joel Pontius

Joel Pontius brings over 15 years of experience as a place-based education leader, leadership developer, teacher educator, guide, and educational designer. As a Graduate Program alum (2006-2007), he’s honored to have the opportunity to shape and grow this transformative program. …

Monica Bun

Monica has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During her time at UMass Amherst, she worked for the International Programs Office assisting students interested in studying abroad as well as international students from across the globe. …

Cereescia Sandoval

Cereescia is a bi-racial Indigenous American educator who sees her identity as directly connected to her purpose. She is devoted to re-imaging education for all learners while centering liberation for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American students. …