Edwin Coleman

Bloomberg Hall

Edwin Coleman was born and raised in Camden, NJ where most of his family still resides. He completed his Bachelor's degree in International Comparative Studies at Duke University. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus on International Education Policy as well as a Master’s of Public Affairs at Princeton University with a focus on Public Policy and International Development. As an undergraduate student, Edwin spent two summers in Muhuru Bay, Kenya working to increase access to quality education for girls located in rural areas. He also spent a year in Cape Town, South Africa conducting research on the state of education in underserved township communities. He then began 27 months of service as a Youth Development Specialist for Peace Corps Morocco. After being away from his family for many years, Edwin decided to serve his own community by becoming a Federal Investigator of workplace discrimination crimes for the Philadelphia office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. After a year and a half of fighting workplace discrimination, he ultimately decided that graduate studies would get him closer to his goal of working at the intersection of diplomacy and international development.