Agata Dera

Columbia University

Agata Dera, MSW is bilingual educator, an activist, guest speaker and a technology expert working as a Live Support Specialist at Columbia University School of Social Work (CSSW). Since 2018, she has worked on over 42 courses assisting with several hundred live class sessions. In addition to utilizing technological advancements to create dynamic, engaging and innovative virtual classrooms, she specializes in coaching online educators on ways to improve webcam image. Prior to receiving her Master’s Degree from Columbia University, Agata served as a White House intern under the Obama Administration working in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. She was selected as one of the leaders of the intern class and led the LGBTQ Policy Professional Interest Group organizing weekly guest speaker events at the White House. She has also worked on the 2019 docu-series “Why We Hate” produced by Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney “exploring the history of human hatred and ways to overcome it”. Athletic Achievements include: Drafted to the U-19 Polish Women’s National Soccer Team; Represented Poland in the UEFA European Championship Qualifiers in the Netherlands; Goalkeeper for the Maryland Capitols FC in the Women’s Premier League; Member of NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Team; Participant in the 2013 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship; Awarded Most Valuable Player by Landmark Conference for her performance in the Women’s Championship Final.

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