IDCE Students Profiles

Shala Murray (CDP/MBA '2014)

Shala Murray (USA) received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Africana Studies from College of the Holy Cross in 2010. She wrote her College Honors/English Honors thesis on the rhetoric of Frederick Douglass and the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., focusing on how their race and gender impact their rhetorical styles. Following graduation, she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, working as a teaching fellow at Nativity School of Worcester, a non-profit school for underserved youth. During this time, she also received an M.A. in Education (English) from Clark University (2012). Since her teaching fellowship, she has been working as an Interview & Match Support Specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, a non-profit that serves at-risk youth. She has also been volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters as a “Big” for the past four years. Her research interests include urban education and youth programming.