Gitanjali Paul is a High School Social Studies educator currently pursuing her M. Ed in Educational Policy, Research and Administration with a focus in International Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Gitanjali is a strong proponent of using education to promote positive and sustainable community change. Since joining the CE Team in 2014 as a teacher, she has focused on developing Compass Ed’s Youth Empowerment Program. In addition to taking courses, she is currently working at the Center for Women and Community in Amherst, MA designing curriculum to promote healthy relationships and help prevent sexual violence. She is an avid lover of hiking in nature, cooking experiments and her Filipina rescue cat.