AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI)

GEDI Interns come from a variety of disciplines including public health, education, political science, anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, and the natural sciences. Their commonality is a strong background in research skills, an interest in extending their capacities to the field of evaluation, and a commitment to thinking deeply about culturally responsive evaluation practice. Meet the 2022-2023 GEDI Cohort!

Gloria Buame (She/Her/Hers) is a a third year PhD student in the Psychometrics program at Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland. She received her master’s in Educational Psychology and specialized in Assessment, Testing and Evaluation from George Mason University, Fairfax VA. She has over 4years of working experience in the education field and 1year of education research as a Research Coordinator with University of Virginia. She gained evaluation experience through her internship experience at the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in Spring 2021 and at the International Rescue Committee Education Division. She enjoys swimming and bowling.

Elia Hilda Bueno (She/Her/Hers/Ella) was born and raised in the border town of Laredo, Tx and is a first-generation college and graduate student. She is a fourth-year doctoral student in Family Studies and Human Development at University of Arizona with a minor in Program Evaluation. She studies how historically marginalized families utilize their cultural and social assets to support their students’ college and STEM trajectory. Elia is interested in research and evaluation that acknowledges and builds on the strengths of underserved communities. In her free time, Elia enjoys hiking, going on walks, cooking, watching telenovelas, and spending time with her loved ones.