Jessica Terbrueggen



Jessica Terbrueggen is an international education specialist with over fifteen years of experience working globally with diverse populations in the United States, China, Ecuador, and South Korea at the intersection of human rights and the literary arts. She is committed to the advancement of human rights through the cultivation of radical empathy and critical consciousness-raising via the exploration of narrative, storytelling, and fictive imaginaries. As such, she excels at applying best practices and data-driven pedagogical research to drive transformative learning experiences and inspire culturally responsive, agentive change. As a collaborative leader, she partners with international human rights organizations, international schools, and various human rights stakeholders on the development of projects, programming, and curricula, with a focus on educating for a sustainable future. She received her M.A. in English Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she was the co-chair of the Peace Education Network. Her thesis research focused on disrupting the grade imperative in education through critical pedagogies embedded into human rights focused literary study.