Our response to COVID19

The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.


Angesom Teklu

Mr. Teklu is a Research Associate at Brandeis University, where he works with the Center for Youth and Communities – a premiere research and practice center that works to improve the quality of education, workforce development, and community systems to prepare young people for college, work, and life. Mr. Teklu is working with the center on the “Institutional Capacity Development Support to Ethiopian higher education institutions” project. Previously, he worked in the nonprofit sector with a specific focus on youth workforce development and social entrepreneurship.

Mr. Teklu received the Civil Society Leadership Award (CSLA) for demonstrating a deep commitment to leading positive social change in his community in 2017. He also received the Spring 2013 Presidential Scholarship from Semester at Sea. Mr. Teklu is an active member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

Mr. Teklu holds an MA in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. 


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