Classical Mediterranean and Middle East majors pursue a wide variety of careers and interests after Macalester.

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Dalton Greene ’22 is in Athens finishing up his Fulbright Teaching Scholarship.
Josh Wink ’22
is currently working as the main project lead for the DC Solar for All program.
Katherine McCarthy ’22 is attending an Applied Human Rights Masters Program in Vienna, Austria.
Amy Vandervelde ’21 is completing her second year of graduate school in Classics at the University of Illinois.
Sophia Jones ’20 is attending the University of Chicago working on a PhD in Religious Studies.
Alysha Alloway ’17
 is pursuing a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science at the University of Minnesota, and working for the City of St. Paul’s Office of Technology and Communications
Connor North, ’17 will begin a Masters program in Classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in Fall 2017.
Ben Shields ’17 is a free-lance writer and editor in NYC for the Paris Review, Huffington Post
Rae Hohle ’17 is an Associate Software Consultant for Fishbowl Solutions, in St. Louis Park MN
Kyle Ronchetto ’17 will begin the the Master’s of Divinity program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Missouri in Fall 2017.
Chanen Hanson ’16 is attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago working on a degree in architectural preservation.
Kelsey Coia ’16 works in the conservation labs of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
David Goldstein and Kayla Sivak-Reid, both ’16, took jobs at the US Department of Defense in Washington, D.C.
Michelle Coblens ’16 has been working at a kibbutz and studying Hebrew at a Hebrew Ulpan prior to applying to medical school.
Michael Kreher ’16 is working as a Building and Technical Operations Assistant at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.
Trey Muraoka ‘16 is pursuing a Masters Degree in Latin at the University of Minnesota.
Cora Trout ‘16 works in graphic design for the communications department at Macalester College.
Katherine Reilly ’16 is pursuing a Masters Degree in Classical Languages at University of Colorado, Boulder.
Lexii Carrillo ’15 is a law student doing a join JD/MBA degree at the University of Chicago
Elliott Averett ‘15 is a police officer in Seattle, Washington.
Alejandra Carrillo ‘15 received a Fulbright Scholars grant to study in Mexico.
Irene Gibson ’15 received a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Kuwait and is now pursuing a Master’s in International Relations at Oxford.
Megan Renslow ’15 is attending law school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Rachel Wilson ’15 is at the University of Southern California earning a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Screen and Television.
Rebecca (Boylan) Moorman ’14 is an assistant professor at Boston University, and is currently working a book examining “disgust” in Roman philosophy and Latin literature, and has recently published her article: “The Aesthetics of Disgust in Lucretius’ De rerum natura.
Joey Frankl  ’14 is completing a Masters in Classical Archaeology at CU Boulder.
Salman Haji’ 14 received the Charles and Eleanor Iversen DC Scottish Rite Scholarship to attend the School of International Service (SIS), Washington, DC.
Nora Kassner ’14 worked for two years as a community organizer for Jewish Community Action in St. Paul, Minn, before beginning a PhD program in Public History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jiaochen Ke ’14 is attending medical school University of Minnesota.
Rebecca Shapiro ’14 is a receptionist and yoga teacher at Tula Yoga & Wellness in St. Paul, Minn.
Rachel Biesse ’13 is attending Medical School at the University of Ben Gurion,Beer Sheva, Israel
Max Edwards ’13 is pursuing a master’s degree in Jewish studies at Harvard Divinity School.
Eliza Spertus ‘13 is now farm manager at Green Dirt Farm in Kansas City, MO.
Eleanor Trenary ’13 taught English for a year in Nablus, in the northern West Bank, before joining PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry) in Golden Valley, Minn.
Lindsay Morehouse ’12 received a master’s degree in classical archaeology at Oxford University and is now pursuing a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam.
Tosca Saltz ’12 is serving in the Peace Corps teaching English in Morocco.
Eve Woogen ’12 served as an Israel Teaching Fellow, teaching English for ten months in Rehovot, Israel, and is now an education specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education.
Alyssa Cady ’12 completed an MA program in Classics at the University of Minnesota and takes up a PhD program in Religion at Princeton University in the fall of 2016.
Machal Gradoz ’12  has begun IPCAA’s PhD program at the University of Michigan.
Grace Erny ’12 completed the master’s program in classical archaeology at the University of Colorado–Boulder and has moved on to pursue a PhD at Stanford University.
Kate Peterson ’11 is a licensed psychologist in the Santa Clara area.
Katy Whiting ’11 is program director at Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture in Amman Jordan.
Chris Larabee ’11 served as a grant writer for the Project Possible program at Teach for America and then took up a full time position in development at the Minnesota Historical Society.
James Mayer ’11 taught in Turkey on a Fulbright Award before working for several years in communications and public relations at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. He is now pursuing a JD at New York University’s School of Law.
Stephen Davis ’11 is Minnesota Market Manager at Surly Brewing Company.
Luke Clapp ’10 taught English in South Korea before earning a law degree at Purdue. He now practices law in Los Angeles, California.
Natalie Foote Rogozinsky ’10 completed her JD at DePaul University College of Law with a focus on art and intellectual property law and is now a Consultant at Deloitte Tax in Chicago, IL.
Joseph Glatman-Zaretsky ’10 is a senior analyst in strategy and operations for the Advisory Board Company, a consulting firm for hospital and university management in Washington, D.C.
Katherine Horstkotte ’10 is a Freelance Writer at McGraw-Hill Education.
Daniel Picus ’10 finished a Master of Studies degree at Oxford University in Jewish Studies of the Greco-Roman Period and is now in the PhD program in Religion at Brown University.
Annie Lewine ’09 teaches Latin at Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul.
Andrew Ver Steegh’ 09 conducted a research project in Egypt on a Fulbright grant before obtaining his MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.
David Wheeler ’09 is pursuing a PhD in Egyptology at the University of California–Berkeley.
Barbara Betz ’08 is a contractor with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
Cate Bonesho ’08 is earning a PhD in Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin.
Nora Crumpton ’08 attended the University of Minnesota Law School and now practices law in Warroad, MN.
Rachel (Bunkers-Harmes) Katsura ’08 is director of alumni relations at University of California–San Francisco.
Ben Larson ’08 received a fellowship from Humanity in Action to work on human rights issues in Warsaw, Poland. He is now doing his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Andrew Nesheim ’08 is teaching Earth Science in the New York City public school system.
Jill Smolevitz ’08 attended Rush Medical College and is now a general surgeon in the Chicago area.
Amy Fisher ’07  is attending the PhD program in Jewish Studies at University of Toronto.
Maureen Ragalie ’07 completed a master’s program in Museum Studies at New York University and is now a Partner Relations Administrator at Artspace Marketplace in New York.
Maggie Thompson ’07 is campaign manger at Higher Ed, Not Debt, and executive director at Generation Progress.
Eli Weaverdyck ’07 received the Pritchett Fellowship to attend the PhD program in ancient history and Mediterranean archaeology at the University of California–Berkeley.
Casey M. Mason ’06 is the Director of Alumni/ae Relations at the Trevor Day School in Woodside, NY.
Dhruva Jaishankar ’06, having earned an MA in security studies at Georgetown University, is now a Fellow for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution India.
Evelyn Adkins ’06  graduated from the University of Michigan with a Classical Studies PhD. She has taught at Kenyon College, Penn State and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.
Aaron Beek ’06 earned a PhD in Classics at the University of Minnesota, and is now an instructor in the History Department at the University of Memphis.
Elizabeth Evans ’06 teaches high school social studies in Alexandria, VA.
David Sackris ’06 has a degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago and is an adjunct professor at Harper College.
Brandon Mason ’06  earned a JD from Columbia Law School and is now an attorney in New York.
Emilie Minnick, ’06 has become a Child Protection Specialist for UNICEF in Jakarta.
Braham Boyce Ketcham ’05 earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning at Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Iowa. He is now a real estate attorney at DLA Piper LLP (US) in Chicago.
Kate Larson ’05 worked at the Minnesota Science Museum before pursuing a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan. She is now a Curatorial Assistant at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.
Sophie Lowry ’05 is an administrator for the Centre of the Advanced Study of the Arab World at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Eeshani Kandpal ’05 finished a PhD in Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is now in the Development Research Group of the World Bank.
Johanna Shreve ’05 is the Advocacy Assistant at the Joy Project, a nonprofit organization working to end the epidemic of eating disorders.
Abhishek Kaicker ’04 finished a master’s in history at the University of British Columbia and PhD at Columbia University in NY. He is now an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.
Rick Lechowick ’04 worked in television and played semi-professional rugby in Los Angeles for several years before relocating to Stockholm, Sweden.
Lisa Michels ’04 is the Residential Program Director for the Minot Vocational Adjustment Workshop in North Dakota.
Renee Schaefer ’04 is the Director of Information Experience at Code 42 Software in Minneapolis.
Maddy Bray ’03 is a Cultural Resources Management project manager for an environmental consulting company in Los Angeles.
Emily Duffelmeyer ’03 worked in specialty retail for many years before founding Jeanjean Vintage Jewelry on Etsy.
Lynn Ann Ibarra ‘03 teaches math at Hempsted High School in Dubuque, IA.
Tom Moir ’03 is an attorney for the Public Services & Consumer Affairs Committee of DC Council in Washington DC.
Katrina Pyclik Schlude ’03 is Director of Advancement at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), Collegeville, MN.
Patrick D’Silva ’03 finished his PhD in Religious Studies from UNC Chapel Hill in 2018 and is currently a Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Denver.
Daniel W. Leon ’02 is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Jason Schlude ’02 received his PhD in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at Berkeley and is now an Assistant Professor of Classics at St. John’s University in Minnesota.
Benjamin Rubin ’02 finished his PhD in archaeology at Michigan and is a professor at Williams College in Massachusetts.
Katherine Forsyth ’02 is Senior International Affairs Analyst at US Government Accountability Office.
Dan Capecchi ’01 teaches Latin and Music at Friends Select School in Philadelphia, PA.
Jessica Cox ’01 is the Director of Exhibitions of the James Cohan Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Joe Dolson ’00 owns Joe Dolson Accessible Web Design of St. Paul.
Janos McGhie ’00 is a Library Associate at the St. Paul Public Library.
Theresa Vogel ’00 served as director of the Jagiellonian University Human Rights Centre in Krakow, Poland, before earning a JD at Catholic University in DC.
Darren Couillard ’99 is a high school counselor in Rochester, MN.
Jonathan Cady ’98 teaches high school history in Seattle.
Rebecca Blom Carle ’98 is  a Suzuki viola and violin teacher out of her own studio in NH and at the Manchester Community Music School, Manchester, NH.
Chris Dayton ’98 is an archaeologist, and founded a small environmental firm in Austin, Texas.
Sonia Grover ’97 is a talent buyer at First Avenue in Minneapolis.
Andreanna A. Ditton ’96 is the managing editor of Motorcyclist Magazine in LA.
Shari K. Setchell ’96 is a dance instructor and choreographer at the Northfield Arts Guild in Minnesota.
Jeffrey Shotts ’96 is an editor at Graywolf Press in Minneapolis.
Bach Lien Payson ‘95 is an associate producer at Surreal Software in Seattle.
Jean Winnie ’95 is a veterinarian in Pittsburgh, PA.
Cameron J. Judge ‘94 is a professional chef in San Francisco.
Scott S. Chamberlain ’92 is the Development & Public Relations Manager for One Voice Mixed Chorus in Minneapolis.
William J. Watts III ’92 is the Assistant Vice President of the Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.
Jacqueline Ann Cohen ’91 is a journalist with CBS in San Francisco.
Matthew B. Meyer ’90 is a circulation clerk at the Evanston Public Library in Portland, Oregon.
Suzanne Gorhau ’88 is the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Centerville, Iowa.
Mark Lindsay ’85 served as deputy assistant to President Clinton and is now in governmental relations with the Livingston Group in Washington, D.C.
Jennie Myers ’85 is an Associate Director in Foundation and Corporate Relations at the University of Chicago.
Laurelea Williams ’82 is an Investigative Auditor in the California Attorney General’s Office in Sacramento.
Jessica Greenberg Bruozis ’80 is an Asset Manager for the Illinois Housing Development Authority in Chicago.
Barbara Schwettman Tipton ’78 is the Director of the Environmental Education Program of the McHenry County Schools in Illinois.
Dirk Verheyen ’78 is the Academic Director of the FU-BEST Program at the Freie Universitat, Berlin.
Basil H. Gilliland ’76 is the Deacon of the St. Panteleimon Russian Orthodox Church in Saint Paul.
Betty J. Hedrick ’75 is a Financial Advisor at the Hedrick Co. in Mercer Island, Washington state.
Melissa Harl Sellew ’75 earned her PhD at Harvard University and taught in the Harvard Divinity School before joining the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota in 1984.
Anne Sterling Haselhurst ’73 is Rector of St James the Great, Cupar, and St Mary’s, Ladybank, Scotland.
James Benson ’72 received a PhD from Stanford and has been teaching for many years at Oxford, where he is a professor of Sanskrit.
Mary A. Arneson ’72 is a physician at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.