Noah Veloz is a doctoral student in the Language & Literacy Education program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Their focus is on adult immigrant and refugee education, focusing on the nonprofit sector and language acquisition for adults with limited or interrupted formal education. This was also the subject of their master’s thesis. They have a particular interest in translanguaging and trauma-informed and culturally sensitive pedagogies, as well as the ways communities, organizations and governments choose, or not, to invest in and recognize the education and human capital of immigrants and refugees.
Before starting at BU, they worked for six years in nonprofits in Paris and New York City. Most recently, they worked as an instructor and later the program coordinator of an adult literacy program in a non-profit in the Bronx, NY, managing all aspects of an adult TESOL/civics program. They were also a university lecturer for French in NYC.
MA, French, specialty in Didactique des Langues, Middlebury College
BA, French Studies, Brigham Young University