Kemigisha Richardson, Kemigisha is a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is passionate about understanding and strengthening the role of social and emotional curricula for refugee students in emergency contexts. She is also interested in researching education access and quality for refugee students with disabilities in Uganda. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Kemigisha worked as a STEM educator in Hawai’i. While working as a teacher, she explored how STEM-based activities foster cognitive and social-emotional learning development in elementary and middle school classrooms. As an educator, her vision was to provide students with a platform to feel confident in their voices and stories through interdisciplinary activities that promote collaboration, questioning, and creativity. Kemigisha also serves as a content specialist for Teach for America. In this leadership role, she supports new teachers in developing culturally responsive and data-driven curricula that embed student enrichment and remediation. Kemigisha holds a B.A. in Science and Management, Biotechnology from Claremont McKenna College and an M.Sc. in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
Biography current as of January 2023