After Macalester, students pursue a variety of options in graduate school and employment. A poll of recent graduates showed that they had these future plans:
Kava Garcia Vasquez '17 (The Bronx, N.Y.), was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Her project is called “Skate(board) into the Sun With Me,” and with it she’ll travel to Sweden, Spain, Cambodia, South Korea, and South Africa.
Elizaveta Bekmanis '16 (Hannover, Germany) is pursuing a master's at Graduate Institute for International Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland.
Jillian Neuberger '16 (New Canaan, Conn.) is a project associate with Dexis Consulting Group in Washington, D.C.
Jacob Phillips '16 (Kingston, Jamaica) is a Princeton in Latin America fellow, working with Yspaniola in the Dominican Republic.
Kendall Van Sistine '16 (Oshkosh, Wis.) is pursing a master's in education from Johns Hopkins University through the Urban Teachers teaching residency program in Washington, D.C.
Helena Bruce '15 (Eau Claire, Wis.) is a fellow at the CDC in the Public Health Associate program in Atlanta.
Charnelle Etti '15 (Cottage Grove, Minn.) received a Princeton in Africa Fellowship.
Jonah Freed '15 (Oak Park, Ill.) joined the Peace Corps in Peru.
Irene Gibson '15 (Carmel, Ind.) is pursuing a PhD in philosophy at Oxford University.
Salman Haji '14 (Albuquerque, N.M.), is a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow at U.S. Department of State, American University in Washington, D.C.
Ruxi Zhang '14 (Cambridge, Ontario) is attending graduate school in political science at Stanford University.
Hannah McIntire '13 (Milford, Conn.), completed her Masters of Education Policy and Management at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She works as the Programs Manager at Dorcas International Institute in Rhode Island.
Keith Armstrong '12 (Shorewood,Wis.) is teaching English at the University of Colombia on a Fulbright scholarship.
April DeJarlais '12 (Champlin, Minn.) is a communications intern at The Center for Victims of Torture.
Katherine Snitzer ’12 (Arlington Heights, Ill.) is pursuing a law degree at the University of Notre Dame.
Jessica Sweet ’12 (Minneapolis, Minn.) completed a master’s in geographic information systems at the University of Minnesota. She is a Data Scientist at NGA in Washington, D.C.
Paolo Venneri '12 (Los Alamos, N.M.), received a PhD in nuclear engineering in South Korea.
Johanna Schuch ’11 (Leersum, Netherlands) is in the urban geography PhD program at the University of North Carolina.
Keren Yohannes ’11 (Louisville, Ky.) is completing a Watson Fellowship, then a master’s in law and diplomacy as a Pickering Fellow at Tufts University, followed by work at the State Department.
Lelde Ilzina ’10 (Riga, Latvia) completed her master’s at the Graduate Institute for International Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland. She works for NATO.
Federico Burlon ’10 (Rosario,Argentina) received an MA in human rights at the London School of Economics. He works as a senior project manager for Impactt Limited in London.
Elizabeth A. Larson ’10 (Wellesley, Mass.) received a master's in Water Science and Governance at King’s College, University of London.
Yanchuan Liu '10 (China) received a MSc from London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently pursuing a master's of public affairs at Princeton University.
Anne Johnson ’09 (Minocqua,Wis.) an international-education administrator at the Foreign Studies University in Beijing, recently spent the summer with the International Organization for Migration in Dushanbe,Tajikistan.
Bronwen Dietrich ’09 (Palmyra, Penn.) runs fundraising and publicity for the Italian aid agency Progetto Sud in Rome.
Jennifer Vail ’09 (Cleveland, Ohio) is on the staff of the Legal Assistance Group in New York City.
Hector Pascual Alvarez ’08 (Alcala de Henares, Spain) is engaged in a Watson Fellowship year investigating street theater on three continents.
Cem Ernaz ’07 (Akdogan, Famagusta, Cyprus) attends the London School of Economics.
Zachary Adams ’07 (Bowling Green, Ky.) is a Peace Corps volunteer.
Ihotu Ali ’07 (Minnetonka, Minn.) is a grant officer at the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Megan Mulcahy ’07 (Grafton, Wis.) received a Fulbright research fellowship for a year of independent work in Morocco to investigate Morocca government-sponsored efforts to reduce the appeal of Islamic fundamentalism in poor urban areas.
Emily Hedin ’07 (Hopkins, Minn.) received a Fulbright research fellowship for work in Senegal to investigate the relationship between microfinance programs and the empowerment of women in a francophone West African context. In 2009 she won a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship, which provides up to $50,000 per year as she completes her master's degree in International Development at Oxford University. Read about her work with Open Arms and HIV/AIDS
Jesse Uggla ’06 (Minneapolis, Minn.) is completing a Teach for America assignment in Florida and will attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Isabelle Chan ’06 (Hopkins, Minn.) will attend the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Tricia Gonwa ’05 (Milwaukee, Wis.) has completed her master’s in public policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
Christopher Fletcher ’05 (Santa Fe, N.M.) researched the Tibetan diaspora in eight nations under a Watson Foundation Fellowship.
Lauren Schrero ’05 (Highland Park, Ill.) is completing her JD at the University of Michigan Law School, with an emphasis on human rights.
Emilia Klayn ’05 (Sofia, Bulgaria, and St. Paul, Minn.) is pursuing a PhD in French studies at New York University.
Sami Ledermann ’05 (Zurich, Switzerland) is pursuing a PhD in geography at the University of North Carolina.
Rachel Becker ’02 (Racine, Wis.) is enrolled in the PhD program in educational policy at Harvard University and continues as research assistant to the noted author Jonathan Kozol.
Laura Moench Meyer ’03 (Sioux Falls, S.D.) is pursuing a joint MD/MPH degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Tonderai Chikuhwa ’96 (Harare, Zimbabwe) is a special assistant in the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in New York. In June 2009, Chikuhwa received Macalester’s Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award.