Ed.D. Directory

Cohort 7

Katherine Riebe

EDUCATION • Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee • M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Columbia International University • B.A. in English University of Ilorin ENROLLED • Cohort 7 LOCATION • Wauwatosa, Wis.

Katherine Riebe is a third culture kid (TCK), born to Nigerian parents and a long-time teacher of English to speakers of other languages. While living in Deep South Texas, she became aware of and concerned about those who lived in colonias which are like the shanty towns of South Africa or the favelas of Brazil. This led her to explore relief and emergency work; however, she found that she preferred the field of international development and the opportunities to facilitate sustainable change. Katherine has an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding and an Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Public and Population Health. She is interested in the nexus of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), nutrition security, and agroecology. Other areas of interest are the SDGs, the Planetary Boundaries Framework, ecosystem goods and services, desertification, biodiversity health, public health, and social and behavior change. Katherine hopes that the Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability program will equip her for this change in career and provide her with opportunities to maximize her impact on those most vulnerable as it is those people’s lives she would like to impact for good. She knows firsthand some of the challenges that face those who live in the Global South. In her local community of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Katherine is very involved in her church, environmental advocacy and in fighting for equity through a citizens group called Tosa Together.

UW-Stevens Point


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