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2014 Graduates

Avalos, Guadalupe: Account Manager, Randstad USA, Milwaukee, WI

Ayala, Olinda: Chief Executive Assistant, The EmpowerMe Foundation; Associate Director of Business Administration at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Coppernoll, Caroline: U.S. Army

Cordova, Rosa: Customer Service Representative, March & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Dahm, Ryan: U.S. Army

Defranco, Cassandra: Accelerate to leadership, Aramark Refreshment Services, Crystal Lake, IL

Gerardi, Michael: U.S. Marine Corps

Gokalgandhi, Jilly: Grants Writer, Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Milwaukee, WI

Hillis, Helen: Corps member, Teach for America, Atlanta, GA

Layden, Anna: Teach for America, Milwaukee, WI

Martinez, Anabelle: Program Coordinator's Assistant, Catapult Learning, Milwaukee, WI

Mikeworth, Laura: Marquette University Law School

Miller, Sarah: Consumer Research Analyst, Nordstrom, Seattle, WA

Moreland, Cody: Business Development intern, C.H. Robinson, Kenosha, WI

Nowak, Somer: Prevention Associate, Community Advocates, Inc, Milwaukee, WI

Pavin, Audrey: Retail Banking Development Program Trainee, BMO Harris Bank, Milwaukee, WI

Polipnick, Hannah: English teacher, CIEE Teach Abroad Program, Gwangju, South Korea

Reichard, Franchezka: New England School of Law, Boston MA

Ross, Colleen: Network (Catholic social justice lobby organization), Washington, DC

Ward, Emma: Operations Coordinator, Relia-Source, Grayslake, IL

2013 Graduates

Freude, Jennifer: Human Resources Generalist, Spanish and French Translator and Training Manager, Gateway Plastics, Mequon WI

Newman, Bekah: New Orleans Public Defenders Office, Jesuit Volunteer Corp, New Orleans, LA

Scalzo, Kristin: Graduate Gateway Program for International Affairs, American University, Washington, DC


2012 Graduates

Bednarz, Matthew: M.A. Program in Strategic Intelligence Studies, The Institute of World Politics, Washington, DC

D'Arcy, Matthew: Research Analyst, Mintel (a market intelligence company), CHicago; former positions as Global Resource Coordinator, Manpower Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Dyes, Tori: Project Manager, Epic Systems (software company, healthcare industry), Madison, WI

Fanelli, Nick: Chinese language study in China, China Government Scholarship Program

Fitch, Eliott: Law School, University of Notre Dame (2014-)

Gaus, Paul: Hood & Strong LLP, San Francisco

Kelley, Evan: Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program (2013-); former position with Americorps Washington (Federal Way Public School's Tutor)

McWeeny, Patrick: M.A. Program in International Development, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Scherba, Ryan: TEFL study in New York, teaching abroad

2011 Graduates

Bracken, Alexandra: Peace Corps

Browne, Emily: Teach for America

Clark, Ali: work in urban agriculture, Omaha, Nebraska

Corr, Ryan: Epic Systems (software company, healthcare industry), Madison, WI

Dressman, Julianne: Financial Representative, Holter Financial Group, Northwestern Mutual

Figg-Franzoi, Lillian: MSc in Defense, Development and Diplomacy, Durham University, United Kingdom, completed in 2012

George, Christine: Program Advisor, Architecture Brigade, Global Brigades,Honduras

Giese, Molly: Master's Program in International Affairs, Marquette University

Gillette, Natalie: U.S. Marine Corps

Gonzales, Geysha: History of International Relations MA Program, London School of Economics

McGinnes, Katherine: International Business Economics MA Program, London Metropolitan University

Otto, Shelia: St. Joseph Worker Program, Minneapolis, MN

Ovbiagele, Emil: Marquette University Law School

Reding, Amber: U.S. Army

Wright, Meghan: English Teaching Assistant, Government of France

2010 Graduates

Baier, Melanie: Executive Assistant/Scheduler for a Wisconsin Congressman in Washington DC

Booth, Michael: Intern, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in DuPage County Illinois; Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Collandra, Hillary: Commissioned, US Navy

Faylor, Kerry: Teaching English in France

Garetson, Josiah: Intern at the USA Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo, China

Johnson, Laura: Prevention Specialist, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Kahn, Saniya: Law School, Tulane University

Konyn, Courtney: Deputy Political Director, Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Marshall, Andy: Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Christian Brothers secondary school in Moshi, Tanzania

Patron, Ricardo: Teaching Fellow in Bilingual Education, Milwaukee Pubic Schools

Schommer, Allison: Jesuit Volunteer Corps, primary school teacher in Punta Gorda, Belize

2008 Graduates

Blume, Erica: St. Louis University Law School

Carrigg, Hannah: William and Mary School of Law

Ciechanowski, Annie: Economic Development Specialist, Department of Defense U.S. Southern Command Miami FL

Downes, Daniel: UFC MMA Fighter, Roufusport, Milwaukee

Droster, Alison: SIT Graduate School, Masters in International Education Program

Kaitis, Nora: Peace Corps, Benin

Larson Kristine: Humphry Institute for Public Policy, University of Minnesota

Madden, Caitlin: Teach for America

Moran, Thomas: Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Morowski, Molly: Operations Specialist, Direct Supply

O'Donnell, Melissa: Peace Corps, Niger

Vasquez, Manuel: Senator Russ Feingold's Office, Washington DC.

2007 Graduates

Carroll, Colleen: research analyst, Chicago Partners

Cotton, Sarah: Emily's List Campaign Corps Program

Dettman, Marc: Visions in Action South Africa Program

Frigo, Kate: Jesuit Volunteer Corps-Los Angeles

Frymark, Sam: Ph.D. Program in Political Science, Ohio State University

Griffith, Alison: Jesuit Volunteer Corps-Los Angeles

Hass, Alec: Indiana University Law School

Jackson, Gregory: Volunteer for the Student Conservation Association in New Hampshire, and consultant to the Hope in Tanzania Foundation; M.A. in Environmental Economics at UW-Madison (2011)

Kelly, Kathleen: Community Health Clinic, Bend Volunteer Corps, Bend Oregon

Lavery, Megan: Internship in the Office of the Governor, Wisconsin; Program Coordinator Great Lakes Outreach, Burundi; Moblization Coordinator at World Relief DuPage, Wheaton, IL

Leff, Anna: Peace Corps, NGO advisory program with focus on HIV-AIDs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nasteva, Katherine: M.A. Program in International Affairs, University of Denver

O'Brien, Courtney: Fulbright Program, Frankfurt Germany

Prideaux, Jacqueline: Peace Corps, Senegal

Seidman, Arielle: International Development Enterprise (iDE), Colorado

Stupica, Kim: Teach for America Program-Washington, DC; currently a Program Specialist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sweeney, Conor: Office of Congressman Paul Ryan (WI), Washington, DC

Tay, Ian: M.A. Program, National University of Malaysia

Thomas, Stuart: Samaritan Purse relief agency, Honduras

Zirngibl, Catherine: Assistant Administrator and Teacher, Spanish Circle Chicago, IL. Earned an M.A. Program in Spanish Literature, Marquette

2000 - 2006 Graduates

Gietl, Joseph: Jesuit Volunteer Corps (Paralegal in Los Angeles)

Lipke, Kristen: currently International Relations Analyst with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs. Earned an M.A. in International Affairs from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University (with internships at the ECOSOC in Genvea and the German Marshall Fund in Berlin)

McKean, Ryan: U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Department of State, American Consulate General in Shanghai, China

Schmitt, William: Emergency Advisor, Catholic Relief Services, covering Latin America and the Caribbean

1990s Graduates

Weber, Kathryn R.: INIA 1999: Law School, University of Minnesota 2004; Immigration Attorney, Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C., Chicago, IL.

Carney, Jim: INIA 1996: commissioned in the U.S. Army after graduation. Currently holds the rank of Major and is completing an M.A. in Public Policy at the LBJ school, University of Texas. In 2011 will be serving as deputy commander of an Agribusiness Development Team in Afghanistan.

Ostruzka, Katherine: INIA 1992: currently Chief Financial Officer, Marine Ventures Inc., Milwaukee. 2010 Recipient of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Young Alumna of the Year

Brady, John S.: INIA 1991: currently Deputy Director of Communications--Speechwriter for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa. Ph.D., Political Science from UC-Berkeley (2001). Political science instructor at various California Colleges and Universities (2003-2005). Policy, analyst, and representative positions in the Office of Mayor Villaraigosa (2005-2011).


Interdisciplinary Major in
International Affairs

If you have questions or are interested in declaring an Interdisciplinary Major in International Affairs, please contact Dr. Barrett McCormick at (414) 288-3421 or by emailing