Wideline Seraphin

Wideline Seraphin Student Spotlight

Wideline Seraphin
Wideline Seraphin
Wideline Seraphin is a 3rd year Doctoral student in the College of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Program, with an emphasis in Language, Culture, and Society.  After navigating her own experiences in education, and exploring those of others in her community, Ms. Seraphin was motivated to make the classroom space welcoming to students of color,  immigrant students, marginalized students, and students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.  She hopes that her work will allow us all to rethink the ways that we define literacy, and communication.

She serves as the Service Committee Co-Chair for the Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Student Association (CIGSA), and is actively involved with the Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee (DCEC) on campus.  Ms. Seraphin’s work with the DCEC allows her to support the campus community through the preparation of workshops that might support faculty, and students to facilitate conversations about inclusion, and representation in the College of Education.  Her research interests align with her current work with the Pennsylvania Educational Equity Project (PEEP).

Ms. Seraphin finds motivation from her experience in traversing obstacles related to her socioeconomic, and cultural identity.  She credits her strength to her teachers who saw potential in her, and pushed her to work hard.  Most of all, Ms. Seraphin attributes her drive to foster academic, and community success to her mother’s willingness to do “incredible things for her to allow her to have this opportunity.”

Ms. Wideline Seraphin’s favorite quote:

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela