The players within the SAIL ecosystem are the learners and educators who interact to create and navigate this unique educational landscape. The case studies below describe examples of how learners grow through their interactions with various opportunities and how educators create a mosaic of learning opportunities.

Banner Shelby Sih

I’ve done so many things I never would have thought I could do – and realized I was the only one getting in my own way.

— Shelby Sih
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Banner Suzanne Kim

It’s as if I was hazily drifting down a river, then I awoke to discover that I was rockin’ the perfect tan. And now that I’m awake, I am shaping the river.

— Suzanne Kim
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Banner Nate Botelho

Northeastern has given me this amazing curse, the ability to see the world. I am allergic to normal stuff now.

— Nate Botelho
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Banner Robinson Adames

I’ve realized that I am part of a bigger story….I can’t be inactive and complacent; after learning so much I have to give back and do something.

— Robinson Adames
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Banner Shaya Gregory Poku

Our goal is to help students build their social consciousness and to expand their ability to engage with contemporary issues.

— Shaya Gregory Poku
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Banner Julieta Moradei

It’s not just about what you learn in class but applying it in different settings…on co-op I was learning totally different skills and I was learning what would be valuable in any setting, not just my major.

— Julieta Moradei
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Banner Lori Gardinier

The work students are doing is so ingrained in who they are as people, you can’t untangle their personal values and worldview from the field and the work they are doing.

— Lori Gardinier
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