Alumni

International & Global Studies Alumni

International and Global Studies majors graduate with a diverse skill set that enables them to successfully pursue a wide range of career paths including teaching, business, banking, government and foreign service, advertising, the non-profit sector, microfinance, social development, and policy. Additionally, our majors are very successful at winning scholarships, fellowships and other sorts of awards after college including the Watson Fellowship, Fulbright scholarships, and postings with World Teach.

We recently contacted all of our past IGS majors and were pleased when many of them answered our call for information about their postgraduate career pursuits. Several of them included comments about the usefulness of the major in their current lives. Experience studying abroad, learning a foreign language, and gaining knowledge about the processes of interconnection and interdependence that increasingly characterize our world, all strongly influenced their options after college.

Class of 2016

Kevin Bolak will attend UC-Berkeley's summer business program.  Maggie Boozer will intern for an international public relations firm in Washington, D.C. called Qorvis MSL Group which represents countries such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the Kurdistan region of Iraq, China, Fiji, and Mexico.  Will Canary will undergo training in the Regions Financial Management Associates Program at their corporate headquarters in Birmingham, AL this summer and then begin working as a commercial credit underwriter in Mobile, AL this fall.  Cat Clark will begin a Master's program in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict at University College Dublin this August.  Abby Felts will begin a Master's program in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies at King's College London this fall.  Colin Fitzpatrick will study maritime law at Tulane Law School this fall.
Emily Harvey will be living and working in Atlanta, Georgia.  Emma Horgan will spend the summer running across the country from San Francisco to Baltimore with 4K for Cancer to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults in Baltimore.  Richard Huber will be working for Charles Schwab as a brokerage trainee in Austin, Texas.  Jacqueline Jones will be working in Aspen CO with Jazz Aspen Snowmass as the Jazz Cafe Coordinator. CJ Richardson will be an Assistant Admission Director and lacrosse coach at the Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina.  Desiree Samuel will teach elementary school in Washington, D.C. as a Teach for America Corp member.  Maggie Stanford will work in DC as a media consultant for an international PR and communications company called Meltwater.  Taylor Yost will intern in Kampala, Uganda, at a violence against women prevention center, and then will work as an international affairs intern in New York City. Jordan Watkins is currently pursuing a career in marketing/brand strategy and project management as an Associate Project Manager and Customer Service Representative at Mailer's Choice Inc. in Nashville, TN. 

Class of 2015

Shari Balouchi was a development intern at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga this summer and will begin working for the Ronald McDonald House Houston as the Marketing Coordinator in August. Jill Barasa will be working at American Councils for International Education as a Program Assistant in their Assessment and Curriculum Development Department. Bobbe Chaffin is working with Teach for America in Nashville.  Andrew Domingoes will attend Law School at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  Charlotte Eldredge is currently living in Jackson Hole, WY working for a small flower boutique and event/wedding coordinator called Lily and Co.  Sarah Fewell will teach English in South Korea.  Alexa Griffin has been accepted to serve with the Peace Corps as a Community Health Advisor in Malawi, specifically focusing on Malaria and HIV/AIDS, and until her departure will continue working with the Panther Capital Group in Fort Worth, Texas.  Elizabeth Griffin will be attending Wake Forest University for her Master of Arts in Management in the fall of 2016. Jennifer Horton is a Communication Assessment Coordinator for the South Cumberland VISTA project, working primarily with Mountain T.O.P., a non-profit in Coalmont, writing grants and collecting and analyzing data.  Katie Keith will be pursuing a Masters in International Relations from Sciences Po (Institut d'études politiques de Paris) through UNC Chapel Hill, University of Bath in England, and Sciences Po in Paris, France over the next two years.  Kausha Luna will attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for her Master's in International Development.  Alex Macias is currently completing the Lilly fellowship doing youth programming with the YMCA, and will leave in August to begin work with the Peace Corps in Peru on rural youth development.  Jay McChesney has been working as a legislative assistant in the Colorado State Senate. Harry Muth is currently working as a legal assistant at the World Surf League (NYC office).  Pierce Myers will spend the summer in intensive architecture studio coursework at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and next year will continue to teach architecture, shop class, and Spanish at the Episcopal School of Los Angeles, also working on developing several community engagement initiatives. Georgia Skerman will be teaching English, Social Studies and Art at the Vidya Vanam School in Tamil Nadu, India.  Kate Snow will be teaching English at the Hogar Escuela in San José, Costa Rica next year to children who are primarily Nicaraguan immigrants ages 6 months to 12 years old.  Will Whitney will start work as a full-time Courier/Runner at the Sowell Gray law firm in Columbia, SC. and is planning to attend law school in the fall of 2016.

Class of 2014

Connor Beitel will be in Austin, Texas this summer interning in the music industry at Playing in Traffic Records and also with Pure Whit Creative Management and has later plans for graduate programs on the Middle East. Chane Corp was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Tajikistan last year, and begins work as an Admissions Counselor at Bates College in Maine next month. Karen Dawson will be interning for the International Conservation Caucus Foundation in Washington, DC. Excy Guardado will be interning with DREAM Summer in Washington DC, and then hopefully working with Sean Lewis Immigration Law Firm in Nashville, TN in August. Avery Kelly has a Mercy Global Action internship at the United Nations in New York City. Shelby Koebley will be working for A Bar A guest ranch, located in Encampment, WY as the wine steward. Matt Reilly will be working as an analyst for Carlisle & Gallagher, a management consulting firm specializing in finance and technology, in Charlotte, NC. Kathe Richter will do volunteer work on environmental issues during a social year abroad sponsored by the German government, and at the same time a three summer master's program in German Linguistics at Middlebury College. Mary Stuart Smart will be working as a Community Health Educator for a summer internship with the HIV&AIDS organization FOCAGIFO in Uganda. Kathryn Spencer is an AmeriCorps volunteer working on children's literacy in Washington, D.C.  Carole Anne Spohn will be interning with a Tennessee congressman in Washington D.C.  Maria Stratienko is a research intern at New Partners Consulting in Washington, D.C. and will pursue an Master's in Public Policy with a focus on security and defense.  Wesley White will be attending the BASE Summer Bridge Program at the Haas School of Business in the University of California in Berkeley this summer.  Emily Susman is currently at Fletcher in Boston finishing her thesis which is based in part on research she did during the summer of 2016 for Mayday Rescue and the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets).

Class of 2013

Adams Conrad will be working for Carlisle & Gallagher, a management-consulting firm based in Charlotte NC that specializes in advising banks and financial institutions.Samantha Costas will be working in Michigan while applying to the Master's International program through the Peace Corp and the School of International Service at American University in Washington D.C. Mary Cunningham will pursue a Master's in Health Sciences in the Health, Behavior, and Society track at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.  Freddy Haar is an intern for the Clark Fork Coalition, a river restoration organization in Missoula, Montana.  Ezmee Hutton will be living in Charlotte, NC working with a law firm and renovating a house as well. Kevin Garcia will travel with the Sewanee Summer in Brazil program and also intern at LATN, a translation firm, in Atlanta, GA, hoping to become an Associate Project Manager by August. Michael Garrison will be a sales/marketing intern at Greenlee Tools, Inc., spending three months in their Shanghai office and three months in their Remscheid Germany office. Mimi Georgieva will be interning with the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. Andrea Grochowski is taking time off from schooling to do an internship in Austin, TX, at a record label before deciding the next step in life which will hopefully lead her to work or more education in the international development sector.Sara Lowery will be working at the Mission for Migrant Workers in Hong Kong with the Young Adult Service Corps. Robert Rosamond will be returning to New Orleans to work for Gibson Lott (C '96), a local real estate developer.

Class of 2012

Taylor Cheek will intern with Casa del Tercer Mundo in Estile, Nicaragua. Philip Devereux-Demetriad is interning in Washington, D.C. with a New York congressman.Russell Frelinghuysen will be working and teaching English in Phang Nga, Southern Thailand, through Princeton University's Princeton in Asia Fellowship program. Lauren Gould will work at the Goldon House Gallery in Beaufort, SC. Grace Greenwell will pursue a Master's in Human Rights from the London School of Economics. Eszter Gyoriwill work at Morning Star Ranch, a horse ministry for children and youth, teaching English as a second language, with the World Gospel Mission in Hungary (see landerholms.blogspot.com). Alix Holland Kloster is currently working as a corporate strategist for Osprey Spill Control, an oil spill company that is preparing to launch out of Virginia Beach, VA as a branch of MGM Strategies. Jay Morgan will intern in Denver, Colorado for the Trizetto Group which creates information technology for payers in the healthcare industry, and hopes to join their Sales Recruit Program in October. Julia Patton will attend American University's Graduate Gateways program for international affairs, which combines graduate credit with internships in D.C.  Seely Stephenson will be working at Solis Betancourt and Sherrill, an interior design firm in Washington, DC. After completing a Master's degree at the New School for Public Engagement, Devin Tellatin started a position with the UN secretariat working on implementing Harmony with Nature, a policy approach that came out of indigenous traditions in South America that recognize the need for a renewed relationship between humans and the natural world.  She has also been awarded a Spiritual Ecology Youth fellowship.

 
 

Class of 2011

Daisey Blom will study ocean and coastal law at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, Maine. Fritsl Butler is taking anatomy at UTC with the goal of applying to physician's assistant programs next year, and in the meantime will teach Spanish, coach soccer and work in the dorms at St. Andrew's Sewanee. Caroline Carlin will be teaching and coaching at Girls' Preparatory School in Chattanooga. Alex Coe is a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual in Charlotte, North Carolina. David Combswill be working with the Fire Department in Nashville. Emily Detmer has a blog posted at "learntoteach46.blogspot.com" which documents her experience teaching in the Stanley British Primary School Intern Program in Colorado while working on her Master's in Educational Psychology. Emily Ey has a historical preservation internship in New Orleans with Rachel Robinson. Sally Haar is employed by the Tennessee Department of Economic Development in Nashville. Jeffrey Laffond is interning with Navigators Global, LLC which is a full-service issues management, government relations and strategic communications firm in Washington D.C. Mary Matthews was awarded Sewanee's Linda Wheat grant and will pursue a Master's degree in Governance of Organizations for International Development through the Economics department at the Université de Pierre Mendès in Grenoble, France. Alexandra May is attending Boston University's School of Public Health for a Master's in International Health. Karimeh Moukaddem is interning with Mongabay.com (rainforest advocacy), attending Middlebury's Portuguese Language School, interning with the State Department's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and will be on a Fulbright grant to the Brazilian Amazon next spring. Whitney Myers will teach special education in New York City while earning her master's degree as a member of the NYC Fellows. Morgan Ann O'Donnell completed a two-month internship with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, and is now working as a field Sales Administrator for Cisco Systems. Frannie Parkinson will work at A Bar A Ranch in Wyoming this summer and will teach English in Central or South America for the Peace Corps in the fall. Amber Singleton has a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Papua New Guinea. Hayley Summshas in internship with the Maryland Public Defender's Office.

 

Class of 2010

Clare Ashburn worked for the St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans, and is now contemplating more formal study of international cuisines and the anthropology of food.David Callis has joined Lockton Companies as Vice President and Producer in the Washington, D.C. office where he will work closely with clients and prospects on international risk issues, sharing his deep technical expertise in political risk and structured credit. Lawrence Coffey worked with CURE collecting data for a City-Wide Slum Upgrading Plan in Agra, India, then moved to Bangalore where he helped the Public Affairs Center of India with report writing, and is currently in Phnom Phen working for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. Rachel Combs is applying to graduate programs in Hispanic Studies. Roddey Dowd was commissioned and joined the Marine Corps. Jennifer Juma started working at the Central Bank of Nigeria in November 2010 (after an internship at a government women's development center and a mandatory national youth service program). Cole Larsen is attending pharmacy school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and is looking forward to an international rotation in France. Emily Lemon is on a Fulbright fellowship teaching English in Argentina. Annie Maselli is working with World Teach in Ecuador.Elizabeth Minchew spent the summer after graduation in Madrid interning at Nantik Lum, a microfinance organization and is now attending the "Universidad Autonoma de Madrid," getting a Master's degree in Microfinance and Development. Allie O'Connellwon the Watson Fellowship and has been traveling and creek-boating in Latin America and New Zealand. Stevie Ortega attended Stanford University's summer program at the Graduate School of Business, and then accepted a position as Global Sourcing Manager at Leslie's Poolmart, Inc.'s corporate headquarters which requires him to travel internationally, most recently to Ningbo, China and Hong Kong. Axton Reilly did a semester of intensive Spanish language study in Buenos Aires last semester and is now heading to work for 6 months at Esperanza in the Dominican Republic, a microfinance credit organization patterned after the Grameen Bank. Chris Tipler works in the New York offices of the Chertoff Group researching a variety of weapons technologies, companies, and national security issues in several foreign countries including Singapore and Saudi Arabia. Alex Ucci is working with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Class of 2009

Emily Beeson traveled throughout South America and the Caribbean on the Watson Fellowship after graduation and is now attending the "Universidad Autonoma de Madrid," getting a Master's degree in “Microcredito para el Desarrollo.” Abby Becic lives in Portland Oregon, working for a non-profit called Metropolitan Family Service as a financial coach, and with a program called Ways to Work, which provides low interest auto loans to working parents with challenged credit. Kiki Burton is operations manager at an on-line advertising firm in New York City. Sarah Cardwell served Sewanee as a Vista volunteer after graduation and is now serving with the Young Adult Service Corps of the Episcopal Church in South Africa. Steven Casey went to Naval Officer Candidate School and since then has traveled throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East as a Surface Warfare Officer on USS The Sullivans. Molly Green will be entering the PhD program in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall of 2014. Sarah Henderson is in Houston working in the Global Security department of an energy company. Richard (Richie) Hubbard continues his work with the Basic Needs Program he helped create in Bangladesh, and is now also a second-year medical student at the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine. Charles Kramer will attend the Medical College of Virginia in 2014. Alex Matthews had internships at foreign policy think tanks in Washington, DC. and recently accepted a job at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems as a Program Associate in their Europe and Asia Division. Rachel Miller has been teaching English in South Korea since graduation. Ann Marie Vaughnhas been working with World Teach in China since graduation. Rachel Watson is attending Law School at the University of Tennessee, concentrating on the Advocacy track, has worked as a Spanish translator and as a law clerk with legal aid, and has traveled for legal research to Swaziland. Alexis Williams taught English in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a company called Wall Street Institute. Michael Wurzel is working on urban sustainability in Chattanooga and applying to graduate school.

Class of 2008

Virginia Baker is working at a law firm, King & Spalding, in Atlanta as a project organizer, and is planning to go to grad school in the fall of 2011. Cassie Detering will soon receive her Master's of Education in secondary education and foreign language at George Washington University, after which she hopes to get ESL certification and pursue a Master of Arts in Spanish. Kendra Heisner spent two years in Benin with the Peace Corps and is currently applying to graduate school in public policy and non-profit management. Raisa Johnson won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil after volunteering with World Teach in Chile.. Emma Leonard is Coordinator, Field Recruitment at Louis Berger Group, Department of Defense/USACE, Washington, D.C.Emily Martinat lives in Santa Monica, California, and is the Giving New Partnerships Coordinator for TOMS shoes which works with non-profit organizations worldwide to donate new shoes to children in need. Nick Rogers works for T. Rowe Price as a service associate in Baltimore, MD and will be transitioning into the international sales department in the coming months. Robert Smith married Lindsey Sturges after graduation, spent 4 months living in SE Asia as a missionary intern and is now seeking a Masters of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rachael Snowvolunteered with World Teach in East Africa after graduating and is now attending Medical School at the University of South Florida.

Class of 2007

Nassrin El-Gosi had an internship at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution after graduation, then joined the Education for Employment Foundation and is currently Country Officer for Jordan and Palestine. Austin Harrisonwent to the U.S. Army's Officer Candidate School, was deployed to Afghanistan for one year as second in command with the 120 Paratrooper Company, and is now the Supply Officer of the Brigade Support Battalion. Charita Roque did research on maternal mortality in Benin on a Fulbright fellowship after graduation, later joined the Community HealthCorps branch of AmeriCorps, and is currently in the Medical Science program at the Indiana University School of Medicine, focusing on Global Health. Haden Springerworks in the Center for Stabilization, Governance and Growth at RTI International in Washington, D.C. and has most recently been involved in a project for higher education in Liberia.