Love for international education takes alumna to the Philippines

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Of all the advice Evangeline Chow received while she was a student in the Penn State College of Education, one lesson sticks with her most. “Representation in the classroom matters,” the 2009 alumna recalled. “When the student body sees teachers who look like them, that means something.” Chow, the daughter of first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong, said these words, spoken to her by Maria Schmidt, assistant dean for multicultural programs, helped to inspire her teaching ambitions. During her five years at Penn State — she returned in…

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