Where are they now? Renee Christensen

Master of Teaching graduate Renee Christensen is driven by a commitment to humanitarianism and education, and is forging a career path combining the two.

Renee, who graduated from the Master of Teaching Secondary in 2010, works for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva. She develops training platforms for local populations in developing countries to help prevent, prepare for and
respond to emergencies.

Renee credits her Master of Teaching studies with much of the knowledge she draws on in her current role, and for confirming her passion for education.

“The course component of the Master of Teaching taught me much about education systems, policy, and pedagogy, which I use daily in my work here,” she said.

According to Renee, her studies helped her appreciate the true nature of teaching. “The Master of Teaching really made realise that teaching is a holistic job, so much more than just imparting subject matter,” she said.