GlobalEd Partner & Consultant

Siwen Z. Minero, Ed.D., has over 10 years of experience in higher education settings – focusing on global competency development, international student and scholar advising, curriculum development, student career readiness, student engagement, and design thinking strategies. As a researcher, she focuses on and writes about a wide range of topics; from understanding how the children of immigrants and refugees from developing countries negotiate linguistic, cultural, and identity development in transnational contexts, to learning about the motivations and challenges to achieving civic engagement among immigrant youth. She is passionate about promoting inclusion, perspective-taking, and global citizenship in all areas of her work. Siwen’s dissertation focused on the ways that culture and discourse contributed to the decisions that Chinese international students make and justify their decisions during moments of conflict in U.S. higher education.

Siwen holds an Ed.D. in Human Development and Ed.D. in Education Policy Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to Harvard, she also earned an M.Ed. in Bilingual/ESL/Multicultural Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She gained my teaching experience as a Chinese foreign language teacher in Manila, Philippines.


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