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After Macalester

Where do Linguistics Majors go after Macalester?

Ani Gribbin (2024) is pursuing a PhD in Systems Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University

Amarah Friedman (2024) is getting her master’s in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at Tel Aviv University

Finn Lewis (2024) is enrolled in the Linguistics graduate program at the University of Minnesota

Ashley Helfinstein (2020) is working at Epic Systems developing the “Hey Epic” voice assistant

Emma Breslow (2019) is a PhD student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Anja Beth Swoap (2019) is working as a software engineer at Google in Seattle

Ellis Davenport (2018) is in the PhD program in Hispanic Linguistics at UT Austin

Anna Ivanov (2018) is a PhD student in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University

Carolyn Siegman (2018) is pursuing a PhD in Linguistics at University of Hawaíi-Manoa

Noah Elkins (2018) is a PhD student in Linguistics at UCLA

Christopher Mendoza (2017) MA in Linguistics at Florida International University, applying to PhD programs for 2021

Kaila Chapman (2017) In grad school at the U of M, working on an MA in Speech-Language Pathology

Sarah Silbert (2017) pursuing a Masters at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Emily Crnkovich (2017) Finished her MS in Linguistics in 2020

Andrea Grimaldi (2016) is attending grad school at MIT

Katrina Mellin (2016) is a first-year Spanish teacher in Minnesota.  She completed her MA in 2020

Sarah Birkholz (2015) is working in Technical Services at Epic Systems in Madison, Wisconsin

Amani DeHolton (2015) is a teaching assistant in France

Drew Nevitt (2015) is working as a Software Tester/Quality Assurance for Epic Systems

Bailey Roberts (2015) is working as  translation checker and localizer for a digital-manga company called NTT Solmare Corporation in Osaka, Japan

Leo Zoeckler (2015) is working as a Buying Operations Intern for Massdrop

Michael McAlister (2013) is studying Urban Planning at San Jose State University

Kevin Schafer (2013) will complete his Ph.D in 2021 at UCSB

Louis Hendrix (2013) is a PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.  His research interests include phonetic and phonological investigations of two Chinese dialects: Zhumadian Mandarin and YuHuan Wu, with particular emphasis on tone and prosodic effects

Caitlyn Ruen and Megan Wang  (2012) are pursuing masters degrees in Elementary Education

Oleh Zaychenko (2012) is the Manager of International Client Relations at The Orchard, a music company

Laura Panfili (2011) is working on a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Washington

Jonathan Chen (2011) is a dance instructor at the Cinema Ballroom

Joanna Clark (2010) is pursuing a MEd in Higher Education Administration

Christine Irvine (nee Thompson) (2011) is a master’s candidate in international education management at Monterey Institute of International Education with a language focus on Arabic

Ronny Bradtke (nee Watkins) (2010) earned an MA in Linguistics with an emphasis in TESOL at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently an Admissions Coordinator at William Mitchell College of Law.

Emily Peterson (2009) received an AAS in Patisserie and Baking from Le Cordon Bleu and is currently a pastry chef in Wellington, New Zealand

Hannah McKinney (2009) is pursuing an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Marquette University

Danielle Scott received an MSc in Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh

Joseph Brooke (2008) is a PhD student in linguistics at UC Santa Barbara doing field work on Chini, a language of the Ramu family spoken in Papua New Guinea by about 60 people.  He is writing his dissertation on the realis and irrealis system in Chini.