Kevin Gomes is originally from Nebraska and is a proud alumnus of both Close Up’s high school program and Georgetown University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English before starting his first stint with Close Up as a program instructor in 2003. After working in a variety of educational roles in the United States and abroad at Georgetown’s campus in Doha, Qatar, Kevin returned to Close Up’s curriculum team as a coaching specialist in July 2018. In this role, he provides instructional coaching on Close Up’s high school and middle school programs, and he assists in training new instructors.
Posts by Kevin Gomes:
The Supreme Court Weighs the First Amendment and Minority Rights
December 16, 2022
The case of a Christian website designer from Colorado who opposes same-sex marriage reached the Supreme Court on December 5. Because the Court said it would only address freedom of speech issues, the hearing pitted concerns over discrimination against freedom of artistic expression.1 Why Did This Case Reach the Supreme Court? Lorie Smith wants to […]Read More >
A Close Supreme Court Case Entangles Indigenous Children, Tribal Sovereignty, States’ Rights, and Race
December 02, 2022
What began as a child custody lawsuit evolved into a lengthy hearing of four consolidated cases before the Supreme Court on November 9, 2022.1 The law in question is the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the Court’s eventual ruling on it could impact laws about race, states’ rights, and the sovereignty of Native American […]Read More >
Will the Supreme Court End Affirmative Action?
November 03, 2022
On October 31, 2022, the Supreme Court heard two cases regarding the use of race in college admissions.1 Rulings on these affirmative action cases could force many universities to reshape their admissions processes. The History of Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court The present-day context of the term “affirmative action” grew from executive orders by […]Read More >