Dr. Chinkondenji is a scholar, educator, and practitioner-activist who is passionate about working with youth and adolescents, particularly in the field of international education. Her scholarly practice, teaching and advocacy for social justice lie at the intersections of education, international development, gender, race, in-school pregnancy/student motherhood, refugee education, forced displacement and qualitative research methods. Dr. Chinkondenji earned her Ph.D. in International Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2023, and an M.A. in Cross-cultural and International Education from Bowling Green State University in 2017. She also has a B.A. in Mass Communication from African Bible College in Lilongwe, Malawi attained in 2013.