Sep 20 2023

Young Adult Perspectives on Student-Centered Education

Grantmakers for Education


September 20, 4:00 pm ET

What do young adults who have been educated in K-12 student-centered, self-directed models think about their education now? Join us for a webinar with college students and young professionals that centers their lived experiences, insights and reflections. The panel will discuss how the skills and mindsets they built and developed in public Montessori programs impacted them as K-12 students as well as young adults in their college and career journeys. The program will also highlight aspects of these models that support more human-centered learning environments and whole-child approaches to teaching and learning.

While others are welcome to attend, this event is intended for members and education grantmakers.

There is no cost to attend this Grantmakers for Education program. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the program time. Thank you for your patience; we review each registration in advance.

This event is cohosted by the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector.

About the Speakers

Anujin Biziya

Anujin Biziya
Syracuse University

Anujin Biziya is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University, where she is in the Renee Crown Honors program and an 1870 scholar. Anujin is a public health major and she is considering a double major in policy studies. Anujin began attending a Montessori school as a preschooler and continued with Montessori education through middle school.

Brittany O'Grady

Brittany O’Grady

Brittany O’Grady is a professional actress best known for shows like HBO’s The White Lotus (season 1), Fox’s TV series STAR, Amazon’s limited series The Consultant, and Apple’s J.J. Abrams/ Sara Bareilles collaboration Little Voice. Brittany attended a Montessori program starting in preschool and continued through 6th grade, and she also attended Pepperdine University.

Michael O'Grady

Michael O’Grady
Loyola Marymount University

Michael O’Grady is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University, where he is studying marketing and serving as the creative producer for the LMU women’s basketball team. Michael attended Montessori programs beginning in preschool and continued through middle school.

Sebastian Rivera

Sebastian Rivera
AVP, Capital & Market Risk
Global Atlantic Financial Group

Sebastian Rivera is an AVP of Capital & Market Risk at Global Atlantic Financial Group. He is a 2017 graduate of Tufts University, where he majored in economics. Sebastian attended a Montessori program from preschool through middle school.


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