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Hiroko Kawase

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Hiroko Kawase


Hiroko Kawase is an undergraduate at Yale University majoring in Cognitive Science and Global Affairs with an intensive certificate in Education Studies. Originally from Japan, but raised in Hong Kong, New York, and London, she is intrigued by the borderless potential of education and social-emotional learning.

She currently works under Dr. Almut Zieher on the SELOC-E (Social Emotional Learning Observation Checklist for Elementary) project, researching how SEL is taught with the goal of improving the quality of SEL delivery to support students.

Prior to joining the Education Collaboratory, Hiroko worked as a student teacher at Summerbridge Hong Kong and Branches of Hope Hong Kong, crafting curriculums on soft skills, public speaking, and ESL-focused reading. At Yale, she continues to do similar work with Big Brother Big Sister New Haven and is currently working to conduct research on their mentorship models through her role as Education Policy Center Head at the Yale Policy Institute.

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