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Field of Study: Public Management
Leadership Institute: Bridgewater State University
Sydell Poyoe Goll is a Liberian with about 10 years of experience working as a teacher, community mobilizer, and child protection officer. Currently, she is employed by Save the Children International as a child protection officer working with girls, women, ebola survivors, and children that have been orphaned by ebola. She has helped to rebuild community structures that were affected by ebola and has mobilized communities towards safe practice and attitudes, so as to not have a repeat of the ebola crisis or other crises. Sydell holds a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy with an emphasis in Comparative Education from the Beijing Norman University in the People's Republic of China. Her dream is to become a professor and a proprietress of a school. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, she plans to continue her work with girls and youth, and building community structures.