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After Macalester


Claire Buehler (Houston, TX)  will be an associate at Sterling Associates in Cleveland.

Emma Carray (Oakland, CA) will be working for the U.S State Department.

Sophia Hays (Arlington, VA)  will be serving in the Peace Corps in Namibia after a summer internship with the U.N. Foundation in Morocco.

Alexander Hilton-Watson  (Flushing, MI) will be pursuing his MEd and teacher certification at the University of Minnesota and will be certified to teach French and English learners.

Julia Hirsch (Rockville, IL) will be working as a Curatorial Assistant for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage


Emma Daszkiewicz (Seattle, WA) will be working at College Possible as a College Point Coach in the Twin Cities.

Claire Gillen (Beloit, WI) will be working as an English Educator with the Peace Corps in Madagascar.

Sophie Hannauer (Champaign, IL) will we working as a Research Analyst at the Wisconsin Department of Justice in Madison, WI.

Jessica Ilc, (Niles, IL) will be pursing her Masters of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Sophie Migacz (Chicago, IL) will be attending Georgetown University in fall 2021 where she’ll receive a M.S. in Theoretical Linguistics.


Isaac Gamoran (Bethesda, MD) will be working this summer at a summer camp in France.

Alisa Khananashvili (Glenview, IL) will be attending graduate school at Jane Addams College of Social Work.

Chesterfield Polkey (Jacksonville, FL) will be starting the Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program this fall at the Congressional Hunger Center.

Andrea Kvietok (Lima, Peru) received a FullBright and will be in Dakar Senegal.

Emily Noyes (Orono ME) is pursuing a M.S.Ed. in Education, Culture & Society at the University of Pennsylvania.

Anika Sigel (Madison, WI) will be working as an intern with People Incorporated in Minneapolis over the summer, and will move to New York City in August to get more experience in a research lab before applying to graduate school for clinical psychology.


Sophia Gerdes (Madison, WI) will attend Sciences PO in Paris where she will complete a Maters in International Economic Policy.

Brett Hahn (New York, NY) will be working as an Associate Research Technician at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Madeline Jaffe (Evanston, IL) is teaching for Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

Ruth Kendrick (Minneapolis, MN) will be working as an English Teaching Assistant in the Grenoble region of France.

Amber Woodward (Colorado Springs, CO) is teaching for Urban Teachers in Baltimore, while getting her master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from John Hopkins University.

Allison Korbey (Brooklyn, NY) will be working for Estée Lauder Companies in their Global Marketing Department


Carly Avezzano (Montvale, N.J.) is teaching for the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) in Montpellier.

Aparna Mazumdar (New Delhi, India) is teaching for the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) in Bordeaux.

Pam Rosen (Arlington, VA) is pursing her Master’s in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher school at Tuft’s University.

Cora Trout (Columbia, MO) will be working as a Freelance Graphic Designer for Macalester College.


Myriem Benkirane (Casablanca, Morocco) will be pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Psychological Science at the University of Maryland.

Fernanda Canessa (Centerville, OH) will be teaching English for the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) in Montpeillier, France.

Eura Chang (St. Paul, MN) received a Fulbright Scholarship and will be an English Teaching Assistant in Senegal.

Amani DeHolton  (Austin, TX) is teaching for the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) in Académie de Grenoble.

Gabriela Landeros Fernandez (Chicago, IL) will be teaching for Gaba, Inc in Tokyo, Japan.

Bailey Roberts, (Madison, WI) will be teaching English in Japan.

Erin Slater (Federal Way, WA) will be pursing a Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Miami University of Ohio.

Alexis Ayano Terai (Tokyo, Japan) will be woking as a Congressional Study Group on Japan Fellow at the U.S Association of Former Members of Congress in Washington DC.


Kim Goodnight (White Hall, AR) is teaching for the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) at the secondary level in l’académie de Strasbourg.

Sarah Lansky (Amherst, MA) is an Associate at the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch.

Akilah Sykes (Kingston, Jamaica) is a medical student at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)


Amelia Fedo  (Evanston, IL) is pursing a Ph.D in French at  New York University.

Alexander Huszagh  (Wilmette, IL) is  attending UC Irvine as a Ph.D. candidate in biochemical engineering/biophysics.

Gary Kilian, (Cottage Grove, MN) is pursing a Ph.D in French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Amy Maxon  (Verona, WI)  is working  as a project manager at Epic in Madison, WI.

Hannah Warman  (Vancouver, WA) is a K-5 teacher at The Perkins School in Seattle and is pursuing a certificate in Translation Studies.


Margaret Brunk (Lacrosse, WI) received her law degree from the University of Chicago and will be a law clerk in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Ashley Campbell is attending Boston University where she is pursuing a masters degree in international relations & religion.

Landy Kus, received her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Emory University and started Fellowship in Guinée Conakry with Catholic Relief Services.

Hanna Zimnitskaya (Minsk, Belarus) works for Careers International in Brussels, Belgium as a Recruitment Consultant.


Jonathan Branden (Woodbridge, CT) is a Freelance Screenwriter and pursuing an MFA at Columbia University

Julia Hechler  (Seattle, WA) is a video editor and documentary filmmaker.

Alberto Rios De La-Rosa (Mexico City, Mexico) is pursuing a master’s in contemporary art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Andrew Goodhouse (St. Paul, MN)  is now an editor at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.


Jamie Moore received her master’s degree from the international affairs school of Sciences Po Paris and is currently working for the U.S. Senate in Washington, DC. Previously, she worked for UNESCO in Paris before returning to Washington for positions with the International Monetary Fund and the American Red Cross.

Chloe Nelson is a musician in New York who works at the Japanese fashion brand Pas de Calais.

Catherine Reuter worked at a high school in Compiègne, France during the 2010-11 academic year.

David Seitz is a lecturer at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, where he completed a Ph.D. in human geography in 2015.


Katherine Levy received her Master’s of Social Work, and isworking in New York at Bellevue Hospital’s World Trade Center Emergency Health Center with survivors of September 11th.

Molly McLane  ia an Assistant Deputy Public Defender int he Appellate Section of the New Jersey Public Defender’s Office.

Adam Rule is currently an owner/chef of GoGo Grill in New York City’s Bowling Green Park.

Jillian Scudder is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Oberlin College.

Lacy Shannon currently works as an analyst at an education non-profit, EducationSuperHighway, in San Francisco. We work with local, state and federal officials to bring high speed internet to US public schools. Lacy, also teaches yoga on the side.


Shathel Haddad received a masters in Human Computer interaction from the university of British Columbia. I work as a user experience specialist at times and at times I am a chef (I also got a culinary diploma).

Kalii Massey  is currently teaching in the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF).  She is considering teacher licensure or graduate studies in Education or TESOL.

Clare Ryan is a PhD candidate in Law at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Alexis Walstad worked for the refugee program of Lutheran Social Services in Minneapolis, specifically working with refugees from Haiti and Francophone Africa.


Benjamin Achtenberg is currently teaching 8th grade English and History at Bret Harte Middle School, a public middle school in Oakland, California

Emily Hedin recently joined the founding team of Breakthrough Montessori, a school in Washington, DC. As the director of community engagement, I interface with parents, civil society partners, government agencies, and support services for DC families.

Andrew Kessel is French teacher at Dunwoody High school in Atlanta

Laura Wertheim attended Christie’s graduate program in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of the Art Market.

Luis Mesa-Martinez is attending the University of Granada, in Spain, where he’s working toward a PhD in musicology.


Andrea Johnson graduated from Columbia Law School in 2012 and working as an Equal Justice Works Fellow with the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Helen Peil is currently working in Client Services for Kastle Systems in Falls Church, VA.  She received a MS in Global Health and Epidemiology from George Mason University in 2012.

Keon West completed a doctorate in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, as part of a Rhodes Scholarship. He now works as a psychologist at Goldsmiths, University of London, and lives in London with his wife, Zoe, and 2 sons, Thelonious and Phoenix. He reads his boys bedtime stories in both English and French.


Amanda Healy is currently a PhD candidate in English and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.

Erika Jerme was in Francophone Africa for a two-year agriculture assignment with the Peace Corps.

Emilia Klayn is pursing a PhD in French and French Studies at New York University.

Arda Kuran pursued a master’s of sciences in International Security in Bristol, England, and returned to Cyprus to take a position as Political Affairs Assistant to the Secretary of Political Affairs.


Helen Baker is a PHD candidate in nursing at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.  She is also a Peace Corps Response Monitoring and Evaluation/Research Specialist with EngenderHealth in Lome, Togo.

Vanessa Doriott received a PhD in French studies and is an Assistant Professor of French at Wartburg College.

Katie LaZelle  currently works as an Associate Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Weber Shandwick in Brussels.

Sarah Peterson is an executive assistant for the CEO at the Aga Khan Foundation USA in Washington, DC. She is planning to further her studies in public administration.


Adeline Awantang is working as a Research Analyst for CoStar Group in Bethesda, Maryland.

Taous Khazem has worked as a theatre artist in Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, France and Cameroon in addition to her work in the Twin Cities (Minnesota). She stars in the hit Algerian sit-com Sultan Achour 10. Closer to home she has performed with many different theater companies and has appeared in numerous local television commercials and print ads. She teaches theatre to youth with Children’s Theatre, SteppingStone Theatre and is on the COMPAS artist roster.  She also makes unique professional productions with Interact Center. She toured her first one-woman show Tizi Ouzou nationally and internationally. She was awarded an Artist Initiative Grant to create her second solo show In Algeria They Know My Name. After Macalester, Taous trained at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School in Paris, France.

Hande Kolcak Kostendil received an MS in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Jan Kozak currently, Acting Marketing and Sales Manager at Avalon Condominios in Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica.  Founded Actualidades Inmobiliaria in 2012, the only monthly print real estate focused newspaper in Costa Rica.  Founded One Stop Costa Rica in 2008, a real estate agency specializing in residential and commercial real estate in the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose, Alajuela and Heredia in Costa Rica

Erica Nielsen is pursing her MFA in Dance at Arizona State University.


Shruti Wilson is an internal medicine resident in Boston.

Omar Zgheib is completing his doctoral dissertation in chemistry. He conducted most of his recent research at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Maïmouna Toliver is completing a dual master’s degree in International Affairs and Development and Public Health at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.


Kelly Loughman received a master’s degree from the Center for Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College in Boston and now works in publishing.

Tafadzwa Pasipanodya is an Attorney at Foley Hoag specializing in international litigation and arbitration.

Stephanie Ziebell is a Coordination Officer, Office of Deputy Special Representative at United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti.