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Serah is a PhD student in Anthropology and Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is focused on how learning takes place in different cultural contexts, how social/cultural, political and economic situations impact learning processes and on how HIV/AIDS has impacted Sub-Saharan Africa. At present, she is doing research with African immigrants in New York City. She is also a mentor for new international students in the office of international services at Teachers College, Columbia University. In Kenya, she worked as a primary school teacher, a lecturer in teacher training colleges, an HIV/AIDS counselor for the infected and the affected and a special education teacher for the physically handicapped. Her previous degrees are an MA in Sociology with a specialization in health and medicine and a BA in community development and music.