Research Team

Chang Soo Park

Chang Soo Park is a masters student in English Language Learner at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College focusing on secondary ELL education. He received his B.A. in English Language and Literature from University of Washington in Seattle. He is interested in exploring adolescence identity development rooting from multilingual and multicultural background, and developing pedagogies that subvert colonial narratives and linguistic imperialism.

Ama Nyame-Mensah, PhD

Ama Nyame-Mensah, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Master of Science in Social Policy program at the University of Pennsylvania. Ama’s core research agenda examines how culture, context, and experiential learning activities shape and shift outcomes across the life course, with a focus on how these socially constructed phenomena affect children and adults from underserved and understudied populations. She is also interested in the application of critical modes of inquiry and analysis to the study of (human) difference as well as strategies for improving data use in policy and practice settings. Ama holds a PhD in Social Welfare from the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware.