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http://collegetransition.org/images/PS-photo.jpgPriyanka Sharma — Coordinator and Project Manager

Priyanka Sharma is Coordinator of the National College Transition Network (NCTN) at World Education, Inc. Her experience includes project management and designing trainings to present at regional and national conferences on college and career readiness resources, best practices and financial literacy. She is skilled at coaching programs as they start or integrate a transition/college-prep component. Priyanka is responsible for organizing the annual conference on Effective Transitions in Adult Education. She directed the College for a Day project which increased the aspirations and readiness of Boston-area adult learners for pursuing postsecondary education and training by providing direct exposure to the college environment. She also directed the Adult College Engagement (ACE) project, which piloted and refined a replicable, scalable system-wide model for peer mentoring of Boston-area adult learners, and developed the Mentoring Toolkit.

Priyanka has extensive experience in using technology to enhance and accelerate learning experiences online and in-person. She has designed, developed and implemented learning objects as well as produced and edited videos for online courses. Priyanka is a prolific user of social media and works on finding ways of integrating new media and web 2.0 tools in professional development design and delivery.  

Prior to joining to the NCTN in 2005, Priyanka managed a non-profit arts organization. She currently serves as the Board President of Friends of Community Learning Center, an organization that raises funds and public awareness for the Community Learning Center, an adult basic education program in Cambridge. She is also the current Board Chair of The City School, a youth leadership organization based in Boston. Priyanka has a degree in Biology and Anthropology from the State University of New York. Priyanka is also a LINCS National Trainer approved by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.

Read her article, College for a Day: Lighting the Path for Adult Learners to Go On to College and Careershere.

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