Lynn Ditchfield will earn a Ph.D. from the European Graduate School Arts, Health & Society Division. Her doctoral research and thesis will examine the impact of arts and education in motivating social change movements. Her field study research will include creating and documenting the effects of a Curriculum Guidebook on Immigration using arts-based activities. The Guidebook will be written in collaboration with her mentor/sponsor Rebecca McCarthy, Esq., local schools as a pilot and organizations locally and nationally that work on immigration. Lynn founded, and served for seven years as Executive Director of, the Island’s adult and community education program, ACE MV. She taught Spanish at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School for 24 years and has a Master’s in Community and Adult Education from Beacon College and another in Arts in Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Lynn strives to link school with local and global community through education, arts and media. She is fluent in Spanish.