In everything that I do, I challenge the motivations of the status quo. I believe in using a global, modern, and interdisciplinary approach to design the education system of the 21st century.
Strong interpersonal skills
Heavy attention to detail
Group Facilitation Skills
Highly innovative problem solving methods
Well-developed organizational skills
Eastern Washington University, Cheney WA
BA Children's Studies/Sociology Minor/Psychology Minor
The importance of a modern and holistic approach is what directed me to the interdisciplinary Children’s Studies program at Eastern Washington University. Over the past four years, I have focused my studies on better understanding the ways different characteristics intersect in the classroom. For example, in order to challenge the belief that ADHD is a single faced learning disability I studied the ways socioeconomic status and ADHD impact one another and the ways ADHD influence a student’s chances of success in the classroom.
Awards and Recognitions
Dean's Honored Student Award: awarded by the College of Social Sciences on the bases of academic excellence and leadership.
Frances B Huston Award: Awarded by the College of Social Sciences to graduating seniors who have achieved academic excellence and have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities at Eastern and/or in the community.
Outstanding Graudating Senior: Given to three academically outstanding seniors in the Children's Studies program
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
M.S.Ed. International Educational Development and Interdisciplinary studies in Human Development
Education systems work to educate the whole child. Article 29 of The UNCRC describes a child's full educational potential to include their talents, personality, and physical and mental ability. If we hope to improve education, we must understand the whole child. My time at University of Pennsylvania has been focused on understanding the intersection between culture and human development.
Information and Communication Technologies for Education in Developing Countries
Basic Education in Developing Countries
Poverty and Child Development
Youth Cultural Formations
Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Programs in International Educational Development
Policy Planning in International Education
The Asia Foundation
2018 - Present
Lead the development of a multi country initiative to publish and translate children’s books in local languages while promoting the importance of reading. Strategically refocus the vision, brand, and messaging of the program while managing domestic communiation channels. Develop innovative strategies to engage children’s voices in planning, implementing, and measuring the program. Lead diverse teams across Asia to significanltly grow the program while increasing and diversifying the program funding portfolio.
Children's Content Specialist
Sesame Workshop India & Whiz Kids
Supported the development of television content for Galli Galli Sim Sim in India including engaging stakeholder voices, developing scripts, presenting research and publishing reports. Supported the development of an accelerated basic education program for out of school children in rural Ethiopia built on a new locally produced television program called Tibeb Girls.
Director of Development and Engagement
Odyssey Youth Movement
2015 - 2016
In this role at Odyssey, I was tasked with researching, designing and implementing a three-year development and engagement plan. The plan focuses on increasing the sustainability of the organization through strategies in four development categories: philanthropic culture, individual donors, donor engagement, and grants and corporate giving.
Community Youth Programs Director
Odyssey Youth Movement
2014 - 2015
As the Community Youth Programs Director at Odyssey, I was responsible for using research methods to cultivate a stronger understanding of the way teens experience their schools. With this knowledge, I lead a team of youth to develop support mechanisms for the underlying contributors that inhibit on-time graduation.
Camp Fire Inland Northwest
As the Program Director for Camp Fire Inland Northwest, my primary responsibility was the development and oversight of sustainable out of school time programs. In addition, I served as the program quality lead and oversaw program quality improvement cycles with our two summer camps.
Developed an after-school program that targets at risk 4th, 5th and 6th graders
Successfully mapped resources and target populations in our 18 county jurisdiction
Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation
2013 - 2014
As the communications assistant at the Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation, I worked to understand the importance of international education. My responsibilities included fundraising, social media management, and scholarship review all from a vantage of international education and its impact on students.
Assistant HIV Prevention Coordinator
Spokane AIDS Network
2011 - 2013
As the Assistant HIV Prevention Coordinator at the Spokane AIDS Network, one of my primary focuses was the coordination and facilitation of a CDC funded multilevel HIV prevention intervention known as INMx. Key elements of this program include leadership, empowerment, and community outreach.
Grew a 5-year-old, multi-level, goal driven intervention by 250% in 18 months
KYRS Thin Air Community Radio
2014 - 2016
As a volunteer Radio Programmer with KYRS, I hosted a weekly radio show.
Vice President of the Board of Directors
North Idaho AIDS Coalition
2014 - 2016
I assisted in the leadership of the board to work towards our mission of eradicating the effects of HIV/AIDS in the communities of Northern Idaho.
The Asia Foundation
Dr. Dan A. Wagner
Director International Educational Development Program at Penn & UNESCO Chair for Learning and Literacy
“Throughout the time that I have known and have worked with Mr. Belveal, I have been utterly impressed with his intelligence, his work ethic, and his creativity. Moreover, his commitment to and his passion for issues around policy and social justice for marginalized members of the education system are unparalleled."
Trevor Liebing, LMHCA, NCC, CDP, CMHS