Evangeline Monroe is a retired foreign service officer whose first tour of duty was as a visa officer. She took a systematic look at immigration in 2005 when mass demonstrations protested (failed) legislative attempts to convert immigration misdemeanors into felonies. Events and the national discourse in 2017 convinced her that a closer look at the race factor could not be avoided. She has led over 20 courses at OSHER@Dartmouth on various topics.
Course Title: Immigration—Who Should Get In? (Winter Term 2019)
"The breadth and depth of our study leader's knowledge of her topic was awe inspiring. Her years of experience in the foreign service and her continued study of the issues involved gave her presentations substance and verisimilitude."
"I was impressed by the wealth of information (charts, polls, etc.) she showed us and valued the homework reading. Many of the texts were written by Evangelina herself showing her deep commitment to and knowledge about the subject. This class was thought provoking and stimulating especially in light of the current political climate. I appreciate the time and energy Evangelina dedicates to this project and her willingness to share her expertise with others."
Course Title: Immigration—What Does Race Have To Do With It? (Spring Term 2018)
"Evangeline is an outstanding study leader. She is knowledgeable, organized, engaging and the classes I was able to attend were very informative."
"The professional experience of the Study Leader was a big plus and gave perspective on the topics covered."
"Evangeline Monroe's personal experience and knowledge on the subject of immigration
made for informative and engaging presentations and ensuing group discussions. Ms.
Monroe's organization of materials, use of technology, and genuine passion for the
subject matter yielded informative and
enlightening classes. Ms. Monroe's conscientiousness went beyond the classroom, providing the study group with supplementary readings and relevant materials that informed us of issues otherwise unknown and, perhaps, otherwise misunderstood."