The following is an archive of alumni news submitted to the Elliott School over the years. This information will be archived for three years and then removed from the list. For recent alumni updates (three months old or less) visit the Alumni News page.
Please send all updates to [email protected] and be sure to include your full name, degree, year graduated, and any information you would like to share with fellow alumni.
Marc Garlasco (MA ‘) is the senior military analyst at Human Rights Watch (HRW), and is HRW’s resident expert on battle damage assessment, military operations, and interrogations. Marc also leads HRW’s work on Abu Ghurayb, civilian military contractors, and non-lethal weapons.
Angle L. Hendrickson ( ‘) will graduate with an MA in IA from the Elliott School next month
Inna Kushnarova ( ‘) joined International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington D.C. as an Associate Investment Officer.
Jason Moran ( ‘) was married in Indonesia in January.
Josh Rogin ( ‘) accepted a position as staff writer with Congressional Quarterly, covering defense and military issues.
Richard E. Rosberger (MA ‘) Rejoined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP as of counsel in the New York office. For the past five years, Mr. Rosberger served as Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division, Southern District of New York.
Paul S. Sperry (BA ‘) is with the firm of Buist, Moore, Smythe &McGee;, P.A. He practices in the areas of construction and business litigation, and is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.
Dr. Edward R. Brandt (MA ’65) published Genealogical Guide to East and West Prussia (Ost-und Westpreussen): Records, Sources, Publications & Events (E.R. Brandt, 2003).
Earl J. Campbell (MA ’66) passed away on December 31, 2005 due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was interned at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on April 28, 2006.
Ambassador Edward Gnehm (BA ’66, MA ’68) , at the Elliott School of International Affairs, is the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs and the Co-Director of the Undergraduate Programs in International Affairs, and the Elliott School’s Kuwait Chair for Gulf and Arabian and Peninsula Affairs. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Jordan from 2001-2004. He was previously the U.S. Ambassador to Australia.
Admiral John B. Hayes (MA ’64) passed away at age 76. Admiral Hayes was Commandant of the Coast Guard from 1978 to 1982. In this role, he ordered a comprehensive Roles and Missions study that has helped to shape the modern-day Coast Guard. Admiral Hayes was a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and the Naval War College, and served as Commandant of the Cadet Corps at the Coast Guard Academy before his promotion to Rear Admiral in 1973.
James J Hoogerwerf (BA ’66) retired from Delta Air Lines after nearly thirty years and is in graduate school at Auburn University, studying history.
Rev. Charles Landon, Jr. (BA ’60) retired in July 2002 after 39 years as an active American Baptist minister. He and his wife of 41 years, Phyllis, now reside near Hill City, South Dakota, in the Black Hills.
Hermann Lange (MA ’66) , a retired Army Colonel, died in October 2001 of a heart ailment. He was commissioned in 1939, serving in World War II as an artillery battalion commander in the 9th Infantry Division. After the war, Col. Lange taught at the Army War College, acted as a military adviser in Cambodia and South Vietnam, and served as a military attache and military adviser in Paris. During his career, Col. Lange received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Air Medal.
Mary Alice Myers Langenkamp (BA ’62) has awarded the M.A.Langenkamp Prize in Design at the Brady Gallery, GWU in April 2006 to Hilary Sloate, a candidate for an MFA at GWU, working on a thesis project in wall plaque ceramics with a theme of Biblical image. She has a new internet on-line art gallery at http://www.langenkamp-art.com that exhibits 20 paintings done in oil and acrylic. Langenkamp is also a former Adjunct Professor of Art at George Washington University.
Ross E. Manning (BA ’69) served on the Elliott School Advisory Board for several years and chaired the Elliott School Fundraising Drive. His primary residence and work is in Texas and home is in Arizona.
Daniel R. Siefer, Esq. (BA ’65) is an executive attorney with the Detroit law firm of Schoolmaster, Horn, Killeen, Siefer & Arene.
Sanford J. Stone (BA ’68) is a self-employed consultant with Latin American Division of U.S. State Dept. For the past two years he has been traveling to the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia working on the Plan Colombia project.
James K. Walters (MA ’67) is director for the international division of ARI, a non-profit organization.
Marshall Carter (MA ’76) has been selected as one of eight members of the new board of the New York Stock Exchange. Carter served as chairman and chief executive of State Street Corporation from 1992 to 2001.
Judy Cohen Carson (MA ’78) , a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Dept. of State, is participating in national strategic and security studies at the Naval War College.
Jeannie Cross (MA ’78) writes: “for those interested in the wake of Sept. 11, I personally ended up traveling back to NY from a conference in San Diego on Sept. 12 with three other women, one set of golf clubs, lots of luggage, and a lot of hope and fear in a rented Pontiac Grand Am. Upon return, a colleague and I produced a 10-minute video tribute to the health care heroes in and around NYC in a record two weeks for the Healthcare Association of New York State’s 2001 Annual Meeting in October. The video can be seen at www.hanys.org and is pretty powerful.”
Thomas A. Cseh (BA ’67, MA ’73) was appointed Regional Senior Consultant with Control Risks Group — an independent international risk consultancy — based in Mexico City. Cseh is responsible for security consulting matters in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. From July 2004 to October 2006, he was General Manager for Inter-Con Security Systems in the Republic of Honduras, providing physical security resources for the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa and over 120 national and multinational companies throughout the Central American nation of eight million inhabitants. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1987 after serving tours in Vietnam, Turkey, Spain, and Panama, among others. Afterwards, he spent ten years in contract security work with the State Department in Yemen, Honduras, Panama, and Guatemala.
Paula Dawidowicz (BA ’78) earned a master of science degree from Central Michigan University in 1985 and a Ph.D. in education from Walden University in 2001. She recently launched the Center for Successful Communities, which promotes the practical application of research to educational, community, and family practices and the development of community activist groups.
Kim A. Elliott (BA ’74) had an op-ed article, “Is There an Audience for Public Diplomacy?” published in the November 16, 2002, New York Times.
Lindsay A. Gardner (BA ’72) is Vice President of Isonics Corporation, a public company committed to next generation technology for the homeland security and semiconductor markets.
Chantal Gourlay (BA ’78) is the head of the foreign language department at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Atlanta, GA.
Thomas P. Higgins (BA ’73) resides in Washington D.C. He works for EDS in Computer and Information Systems.
Brian Hurst (BA ’78) was elected Chairman of the Board of the Producers Guild of America’s New Media Council in July. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In addition, he was a contributing author of the recently released book, “They Say They Want A Revolution ý What Marketers Need To Know As Consumers Take Control” (iUniverse 2003).
Faith H. Klareich (BA ’79) and her husband have 1 daughter.
Stephen Landfield (BA ’78) is an attorney and newspaper columnist in Morristown, New Jersey. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, New Jersey and a financial representative with Primerica. He was interviewed recently by Hannity & Colmes, a Fox News program, regarding the Cabinet nomination of former Missouri senator John Ashcroft for President Bush’s attorney general. Landfield worked for Ashcroft in 1982 while he was with the Missouri attorney general’s office. He is also writing a column for the Recorder Newspapers. The column is carried by 17 newspapers and is also published online. His column on “President Bush’s Sell-Out to Big Business” was posted on the MSNBC Hardball Political Briefing in April.
Isidore Larguier Jr. (MA ’73) is retired from the U.S. Navy, and is married with two children and six grandchildren.
Robert Lavigna (BA ’74) is president of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). Lavigna also manages the human resources outsourcing contract for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. He was selected as a Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine. He was head of Wisconsin’s Division of Merit Recruitment and Selection, and recently left to become senior manager of client services at Cooperative Personnel Services (CPS), a California-based organization that provides human resources products and services to the public sector.
Myriam Lechuga (BA ’78) works for the Virginia Tech Alexandria Center.
Robert K. Lewis (MA ’72) is chairman and CEO of Global Advancement, LLC., a fundraising and campaign counsel firm in Lexington, KY. He is also a partner in a nationwide fundraising company, National Advancement Counsel, LLC.
Marc Lifsher (BA ’70) has been a journalist for the past 28 years and was recently posted in Caracas, Venezuela to open a new bureau for The Wall Street Journal. He covers the Andean region, including Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. He writes: “I continue to be married (for 23 years) to Vera Ximenes of Fortaleza, Brazil, and have two daughters, Gabriela, 20, a student at San Francisco State University, and Georgia, a sophomore in high school in Sacramento. My family will join me in Caracas in July.”
Ambassador Thomas McDonald (BA ’76) joined the Washington office of Arter & Hadden as managing partner in the international government affairs, labor and employment practice groups.
John B. McGowan (BA ’78) is married to Stephanie Saylor.
George Meek (MA ’73) published “Time for Everything: A Six-Year Adventure on the Appalachian Trail” to encourage people to hike the trail in sections. Meek is retired from the Voice of America.
Pasquale Menna (BA ’75) is a councilman for the Borough of Red Bank, N.J. He was invested in ceremonies in Geneva, Switzerland, as a Cavaliere (Knight) in the Order of Sts. Maurice and Lazzarus by Victor Emmanuel IV of Savoy, the head of Italy’s Royal Family. Menna, a long serving Council President of Red Bank, N.J., is also a prosecutor and practicing attorney.
John Fass Morton (BA ’70, MA ’73) wrote a book by the U.S. Naval Institute, entitled, “Mustin: A Naval Family of the 20th Century”. It was published in August 2003. Morton is currently director of conferences at King Publishing, publisher of Defense Week.
Brent Neiser (BA ’76) is studying for a Master’s in Global Studies and a Certificate in Homeland Security at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of International Studies.
Robert Rosenfeld, Esq. (BA ’71) is a member of the law firm Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, where he focuses his practice on antitrust, alternative dispute resolution, and international law. Formerly Chairman of Heller Ehrman, Rosenfeld is currently a member of the firm’s Policy and Compensation Committees. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The George Washington University.
Frederick Z. Samelian (BA ’75) returned to Hill International after a couple of years as a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers in CA. One of his first appointments was to manage international consulting operations from London in late 2003. He return to the U.S. last year and now manage Hill’s global construction dispute resolution services from HQ in NJ. He also runs a Hill program management practice which assists developers manage large, complex hospitality, gaming and luxury residential projects around the world. Website: www.hillintl.com.
Susan Schiffer Stautberg (MA ’70) serves as President of PartnerCom, which assembles and organizes “turn-key” advisory boards for companies worldwide to increase brainpower and profits. Formerly director of communications for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissions, McNeil Consumer Products, and Deloitte & Touche, Stautberg has lectured extensively, is the author of five books, and has appeared on programs including The Today Show, CBS Evening News, Oprah, and Sally Jessy Raphael. She writes that she is “always looking for Elliott School graduates for global advisory boards”.
Gen. (Ret.) John Shalikashvili (MA ’70) has served the United States in a 39-year military career that culminated in his appointment as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highest-ranking military position. Since retirement, he has served as director at the National Bureau of Asian Research, and as Senior Advisor to NBR’s Strategic Asia Program.
Lloyd Silverman (BA ’75) is the executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated film Snow Falling on Cedars. He is currently visiting lecturer at both the Department of Film and Media Studies at Washington University and the Department of Communications at Webster University.
Steven Some (BA ’76) was profiled in the Home News Tribune of East Brunswick, NJ. He is a co-founder of the consulting firm Capital Public Affairs and the chairman of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.
Michael Swaine (BA ’73) accepted a job as Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he will focus on China security issues.
James Voorhees (BA ’74, MA ’78) published his book, “Dialogue Sustained: The Multilevel Peace Process and the Dartmouth Conference,” with the United States Institute of Peace and the Kettering Foundation.
Jeffery White (MA ’79) is the Berrie Defense fellow at The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of Iraq and the Levant. He has written extensively and appeared frequently in the media as a commentator on Operation Iraqi Freedom and postwar Iraq. He was also a major contributor to The Washington Institute’s recently published Operation Iraqi Freedom and the New Iraq: Insights and Forecasts (October 2004).
Clifford White III, Esq. (BA ’78) is the deputy director of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He recently received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Justice Department.
Quentin Wilson (BA ’76) is Cabinet Director for Missouri governor Bob Holden.
Jerrald Worley (MA ’73) recently had a book, “Legends of a Sky Marshall,” published. The book gives a first-hand account of the first air marshal program established by President Nixon in the early 1970s.
Vladimir Wozniuk (MA ’78) published an op-ed titled “Get Used to the New World Disorder,” in the International Herald Tribune on February 2, 2006.
Anthony Zola (BA ’70) is the president of MIDAS Agronomics Co., Ltd. in Bangkok. He was recently appointed as an advisor to the CEO of Doi Tung Development Project in northern Thailand. The project, in its seventh year, is a sustainable alternative development program.
Veronica A. Angulo (BA ’88) is the director of Western Hemisphere Affairs for the National Security Council at the White House.
John K. Balbach (BA ’86) joined the venture capital firm of Blueprint Ventures, in San Francisco, as a vice president. He is focusing on early-stage communications and technology companies.
Julius Wesley Becton (BA ’87) accepted the position of Executive Director of the Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center, LLC, located in Elmhurst, IL. He is married to the former Ingrid Ahlman (BA ’87). They have been married for twelve years and have three children: Emily (8), Wesley (5), and Samuel (18 months).
Kristina Bouweiri (BA ’85) has a company, Reston Limousine, which has made finalist for Operator of the Year by the Limousine & Chauffeur Magazine. This is the highest honor awarded in that industry. They are currently the 23rd largest limousine service in the country. They are the largest limousine/bus company in the DC Metro area.
Donald Carney, Esq. (BA ’85) was made partner in the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP. He practices government contracts law in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, specializing in the aerospace and energy industries. In addition, Donald and his wife Robin celebrated the birth of their daughter, Lauren, joining son Justin, 2.
Matthew R. Cohen (BA ’84) was appointed assistant Broward County Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL in June 2003. He married Ruth Lyons in 2000.
Brigitte Crowley (BA ’85) is Marketing Director at Radio City Entertainment in Manhattan. Radio City Entertainment is a subsidiary of Madison Square Garden and Cablevision.
Guillaume deSyon (MA ’89) teaches history at Albright College in Reading, PA. He received tenure this past spring and his first book, “Zeppelin! Germany and the Airship, 1900-1939”, recently appeared with Johns Hopkins University Press.
Robert Dimoff (MA ’80) retired on th 31st of August, after thirty years of service within the Department of Defense. He will begin a new career within private industry after a brief fling with late morning breakfasts and time reading all the books that have been collecting on his nightstand.
Laurie Fenton (BA ’87) is Chief of Staff to Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans.
Bill Flannigan (BA ’84) has a feature-length screenplay “Tiananmen” which earned the Judges’ Choiceý Feature Drama award at the Scriptwriters Network Carl M. Sautter Memorial Awards Dinner. His short film “Jimmy Ritz” was also nominated for four awards at the California Film Festival. Flannigan is currently in the very early stages of pre-production on a short film entitled “Rule 19”. He can be reached at [email protected].
Greg Francis (BA ’86) is the webmaster for the Visiting Nurse Association of Colorado. He is married to Leepoh Phuah Francis and has two sons, Victor and Rhys. He lives in Denver.
Lynn Fredericks (BA ’81) is the founder of New York-based FamilyCookProductions.com, an organization that teaches families about nutrition, meal planning and the foods of other cultures.
Marian Graham (MA ’87) accepted a position teaching English at Friedrich Schiller Universitaet in Jena, Germany.
Ana M. Guevara ( ’85) In November 2007, President Bush nominated Ana M. Guevara to be the U.S. Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank. She was unaminously confirmed by the Senate in March 2008. Prior to this position, Ana had been appointed by the President to be Deputy Assistant Secretary for Service Industries at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Previously, she had been a Vice President for UPS in the Americas Region.|
Michael J. Gunnison (BA ’81) is chief of the criminal division in the New Hampshire District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He is also a federal anti-terrorism coordinator. Gunnison is planning to spend 3 months in Iraq this spring assisting the Coalition Provisional Authority in developing the Iraqi criminal justice infrastructure.
Joe Helman (MA ’87) was selected in March 2006 for the Senior National Intelligence Service in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Prior to joining ODNI, he served as a senior analyst on the National Intelligence Council.
T. Parker Jones (BA ’80) began serving as US Naval Attache, Abu Dhabi, in June 2005.
Yang Kim (MA ’82) was named the Korean Consul General to Shanghai.
Pamela Shiri Kisob (BA ’83) reports: “I work as the first counselor at the Cameroon Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil. I have occuped several posts of responsibility in the Ministry of External Relations in Cameroon. I am a diplomat by profession.”
Donald E. Koenig (BA ’80) is a member of the Board of Trustees Audit and Compliance Committee for Catholic Healthcare West, a $7B health care system, headquartered in San Francisco. Don also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Mercy H.O.M.E. Program in Cincinnati, a social service organization for the elderly poor of Cincinnati.
Daniel Leibovitz (BA ’80) is working as a coordinator in Technical Administration for Honda R&D; Americas, Inc. in Ohio.
Meg MaKain Grier (MA ’80) published “Grassroots Women: A Memoir of the Texas Republican Party” with Wingscape Press.
Craig W. Mastapeter (MA ’85) is a senior planning officer with the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis located in Washington, D.C., completed a Master of Arts Degree in Homeland Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security on Dec. 19, 2008, in Monterey, CA.
Yumiko E Miyamoto (BA ’81) was the first Asian woman and the first international student from Japan to complete a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs at GW, studying U.S.- Japan relations. She became a Notary Public specialized in the Japanese language notary.
Diane Cutroni Mohieldin (BA ’87) accepted a position as chief financial officer and vice president of administration at the Harr Companies, a group of automobile dealerships based in Worcester, MA.
Yugang Ni (Certificate ’88) has been in China since graduation. He has lost contact with friends and classmates, and would like to find Bob Connally, his classmate and best friend. He’d be thrilled if someone can help him. He also would be glad to talk to fellow alumni about business in China, especially real estate development and urban planning. E-mail him at [email protected].
Robert Ogburn (MA ’85) began his duties as the new press attache, taking charge of the public relations office of the Korean embassy. Ogburn had served as a public affairs officer in Ho Chi Minh City before coming to Seoul on Wednesday, the embassy said. He was named to serve in Seoul last June.
Laurie Ott (BA ’87) is the co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news on the CBS affiliate in Augusta, GA. The winner of several local and state awards for journalism and community affairs, Ott recently chaired the committee that funded a women’s golf team for Augusta State University with $400,000 in private donations. She is married and has a one-year-old daughter. Ott can be found on the web with the Augusta station’s live webcast at wrdw.com. Ms. Ott won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting.
Vincent R. Perez-Mazzola (BA ’89) received a Masters of International Business degree from Pepperdine University. He now consults in the security field as well as write and coach . He has a book being published by Hatherleigh Press, NY in 2007 on the sport of Lacrosse.
Irene Polemis (BA ’80) found her way to the travel business. She became a tour leader and guide and traveled the world (65 countries so far). In India she met and married a British diplomat. They lived in DC, Hong Kong, London, south of France and now Ireland. They have 2 great kids, Chessie, 17 and Alexander, 10. Unfortunately, her husband left them 3 years ago, so she has struck out on her own and started a catering company called Aphrodite’s Kitchen. It specializes in Greek food and Irene does a lot of work with the various embassies in Dublin. She also arranges music and sings with her quartet, Quality Time. They enjoy touring and doing the occasional TV spot. She would love to hear from old alumni.
Timothy Puckorius (BA ’83) accepted the position of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing & Sales at the WorldSpace Corporation. He will be responsible for directing the company’s efforts to bring its products and services to consumers throughout the world. Puckorius is a member of the Elliott School’s International Council.
James B. Quigly (MA ’82) was appointed chairman of Merrill Lynch International. As chairman, Quigley will focus on Merrill Lynchs globalization efforts, particularly in Latin America, Canada and the Middle East. Merrill Lynch holds offices in 38 countries and territories, and its clients total assets are approximately $1.7 trillion. Quigley, who joined Merrill Lynch in January 1983, has held a number of positions at the firm, including executive director of the London Syndicate Group, head of the U.S. High Grade Syndicate Group and head of the Debt Transactions Group. He continues to serve as a member of the Executive Client Coverage Group, as a vice chairman of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., and as a member of the Merrill Lynch & Co. Operating Committee and the Merrill Lynch Client Coverage Council (MC3). He delivered an address to students at the 2005 Elliott School Celebration of Student Achievement, and is also a member of the Elliott Schools advisory board, the International Council.
Melanie C. Richardson (B.A. ’81) earned an MA in Art History from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She later became a PR specialist and a technical writer in Nashville and Atlanta, GA. She recently returned to the Baltimore-Washington area.
Robin Rosenstein (Mark) (BA ’85) is a member of Premedical/Prehealth Advising Staff at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. She also has two teenage sons.
Amy (Lesser) Rosenthal (BA ’85) traveled to Japan in 2003 after being awarded a grant for the Japan Society’s Educators’ Tour. She has since developed a website for high school educators based on Japanese culture and belief systems.
Mark Weaver ( ’86) has served in the International Trade Administration and the US Commercial Service of the US Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C; as Senior Trade and Investment Officer for the Caribbean and Central America; Senior Trade Specialist in Los Angeles; and Orange County Director of Pacific NW Operations. He was also Commercial Attache/Diplomat in Bogota, Colombia; and spent three years at the US Embassy in Moscow. Mark also served as Director and Senior Consultant in Monterey, California to The Monterey Institute of International Studies; Director/Senior Trade Specialist for Aerospace and Defense and Lecturer in International Management and Latin America Studies at TCU and North Texas. He is married and has three children, Marc, Harrison, and Isabella. Mark has also taught off and on for 15 years.
Mark Weaver (MA ’86) has served in the International Trade Administration and the US Commercial Service of the US Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. He has also served as the Senior Trade and Investment Officer for the Caribbean and Central America, Senior Trade Specialist in Los Angeles, Orange County, Director Pacifiic NW Operations, Commercial Attache/Diplomat in Bogota, Colombia, three years at the US Embassy in Moscow, Director and Senior Consultant in Monterey, California to The Monterey Institute of International Studies. His wife is a free-lance interpreter, and former International Private Banker with Citibank New York. They have three children, Marc, Harrison, and Isabella.
Tracy L. Adcox (BA ’97) received an MBA from GWU (2001) and has started a company, K3 Solutions. It is an IT consulting company which specializes in software solutions and managed support services. Tracy is married and has three children.
Samantha N Akins (BA ’97) is living in London studying for a Msc in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries at the London School of Economics.
Jennifer Arangio (BA ’92) was a partner at McCabe, Flynn & Arangio, a small Wall Street law firm, where she practiced corporate and securities regulation law for 10 years. She recently moved from New York City back to DC with her husband and two small daughters to take a position as counsel to the House Homeland Security Committee, majority staff.
Michael Arcati (BA ’98) is a graduate of New York Law School and member of the New York Bar, 1st District, he has been serving as a prosecutor with the JAG Corps of the U.S. Navy since October 2001. He currently works in Port Hueneme, CA.
Joseph Ayoub (BA ’93) has been promoted to Director of the Energy Division at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
Molly L. Bach (Van Buskirk) (BA ’99) is working in Baghdad for KBR.
Alissa Baker (BA ’93) and George Baker (BA ’94) welcomed their first child, Jackson Charles, on November 22, 2005. Alissa is a Senior Manager of Purchasing Systems for HSBC Bank, NA in Mount Prospect, IL. George is a Senior Security Architect for Exostar LLC in Herndon, VA. The family resides in Naperville, IL.
Marilyn Bayona (BA ’96) is the National Director of Communications for America SCORES.
Sergio Beas (MA ’98) has been appointed Director Legal Affairs Latin American Region, Vice-President, Legal, Eastman Kodak Company. He lives in Guadalajara. Sergio and his wife Katy had their first child, Sergio Jr., in July 2005.
Sergio Beas (MA ’98) has been appointed Director Legal Affairs, Latin American Region, Vice-President, Legal, Eastman Kodak Company. He lives in Guadalajara. Sergio and his wife Katy had their first child, Sergio Jr., in July 2005.
Darcy Bellerjeau (MA ’94) is married to Andre Bellerjeau.
Tracy J. BeMent (BA ’97) is an Assistant Court Administrator for the Las Vegas Justice Court.
C. Danielle Bennett (BA ’99) became the China Desk Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs, Asia and Pacific Affairs. Stationed at the Pentagon, she works with international security issues relating to China/Taiwan and the U.S. military.
Jason Berger (BA ’96) graduated with High Honors from The Tobin School of Business at St. John’s University with an MBA in May 2006.
Harold Bollaci (BA ’97) was elected to the position of Executive Committeeman for Locust Valley, New York by the Executive Committee of the Nassau County Republican Committee. Bollaci has served as a Republican Committeeman since 1998. Bollaci holds a law degree from New York Law School. He is currently a lawyer with the Mineola firm of Forchelli, Curto, Schwartz, Mineo, Carlino and Cohn, LLP, where he practices in the areas of real estate and zoning.
Kristin Bruun- Andersen (BA ’95) moved to California, where she obtained an MBA from the University of Southern California. She is currently employed as a management consultant for Gartner, Inc., a technology advisory and research firm.
John Buda (MA ’99) works for a Japanese multinational shipping company, NYK Line. He is also a student at Loyola Law School and plans to pursue a career in international law after graduation.
W. Edmond Busby (BA ’94) has been at the Boston Consulting Group’s NY office since graduating from Columbia Business School in 2000. Since then he has spent a year on BCG’s Ambassador Program to Mexico in NYC and was recently promoted to Manager.
Michael J. Butler (MA ’96) is the director of Worldwide Customer Support for Photon Dynamics Inc. He is married to Samantha Pierce, with whom he has two children.
Christopher Cahillane, Esq. (BA ’90) graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1995 and is currently a shareholder in the Pittsburgh law firm of Tucker Arensberg, P.C., where he practices general commercial litigation.
Christopher Mark Caltabiano (MA ’95) married Melinda Jane Camp in April 2003 in Norwich, Conn. They reside in New York City.
Emily (Willis) Campbell (BA ’96) is working on a master’s degree in education from Regis University. She is the owner of an event planning business called Bella Design & Planning.
Capt. Christian Capece (BA ’94) is a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and Senior Defense Counsel at the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, VA.
Sarah Carlson (MA ’95) is employed with Financial Services Authority in London as an Asia Economist.
Simone Cecchini (MA ’98) left his position as research analyst with the World Bank Poverty Reduction Group and joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile as a result of passing the UN National Competitive Recruitment Examination for economics. He is married to Paulina Bocaz.
Leah Chan (BA ’98) is an attorney practicing in San Diego, CA, with Clifford Chance US LLP. She graduated from New York University’s Law School in 2001.
Laura Chapman Rubbo (MA ’95) joined Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) in San Francisco as a Senior Program Manager for the Business and Human Rights Program. BSR provides advisory services to companies globally to create a more socially responsible world.
Yii-Lih Charng (MA ’97) has been in Toronto for three years. He is married with two boys, Charles (17) & John (15).
Yii-lih Charng (MA ’97) moved to New Delhi, India last February and is now the Deputy Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in New Delhi.
Amy Feldman Chmar (BA ’95) and her husband Michael, welcomed Gabriel Henry Chmar on April 28, 2006. Gabriel’s big sister, Deborah Pearl (nicknamed Evie) is 17 months old.
Svetlana (Perlamutrov) Colby (BA ’93) writes that she and her husband, Neil Colby, “are the proud and ecstatic new parents of a beautiful baby girl. Our daughter, Ashley Megan, was born on August 22, 2000 in Boca Raton, FL.”
Thomas F. Corcoran (BA ’91) is the Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Jim Core (MA ’96) was selected for the 2008 – 2009 Council for Excellence in Government Fellows program. While remaining in his current position at the Department of State, Jim will work with a cohort of professionals from across the Federal government in a year-long leadership development program. The program seeks to develop the skills of public sector professionals who are committed to improving the effectiveness of government. Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of the GW Alumni Association and resides in Kensington, MD with his wife Wendy Kabele Core (MA ’94).
Roy C. Dajalos (BA ’98) married Jessica Dajalos on 6-17-06.
Emily D. Danyluk (BA ’94) completed her M.S. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On March 3rd, she left with the Peace Corps for Kazakhstan.
Katrina Davis (BA ’97) gave birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth Marie, in January 2002. Elizabeth’s big sister, Lindsy Morgan, is five years old. Davis was employed in August 2002 by Primrose School Franchising Company as the Assistant to the Senior Director of Education.
Fatima K. De Almeida-Kennedy (MA ’99) is married with two boys. Fatima moved to the UK and is self-employed.
Eugene Demaitre (MA ’93) works as a copy editor at Computerworld, a weekly information technology magazine. He and his wife, Janice Manwiller, live near Boston.
Todd Dennet (BA ’96) graduated from the MBA program at the University of Washington in March 2005. Following graduation, he accepted a position in global health advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, WA. He has moved to Utah, where he is working on protocol issues in the International Client Services department of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games.
Colleen DiLiddo (BA ’97) is in the Peace Corps Masters Internationalist Program in the Dominican Republic, where she trains youth to educate their peers on HIV/AIDS.
Patrick Dine (MA ’96) and his wife Paula are expecting the birth of their second child this Christmas. He continues to consult with various IT firms on their global strategies and recently established the European offices of a leading wireless software firm. He and his family reside in Arlington, VA.
Hung-bin Ding (MA ’97) moved to Baltimore to accept an assistant professorship in the Department of Management and International Business at Loyola College. He currently teaches an undergraduate-level business policy course.
Holly Dobbins (MA ’90) writes: “Since the fall of 2001 I have been pursuing my Ph.D. in Social Sciences at Syracuse University in New York. I am combining International Relations and Indigenous Studies and focusing on the transnational organizations that indigenous peoples use to effect the policies of nation-states.” She is currently a Teaching Fellow at Syracuse’s Maxwell School.
Ryan M. Dooley (BA ’96) is he Assistant Regional Director of the Miami Passport Agency, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Prior State Department assignments include Acting Political/Economic Chief at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba; Special Assistant to Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and several consular assignments in Washington, D.C. and TDY assignments overseas.
Tammy Duckworth (MA ’92) lost both her legs when the Blackhawk helicopter she was piloting was struck down in Iraq. is the Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. She was previously the director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. While at the Elliott School, she was in ROTC and in the International Affairs Masters program. She was pursuing her Ph.D. when she was called up for service in Iraq.
Jorge Duran (MA ’94) works as a senior advisor to the director general of the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development at the Organization of American States.
Kenneth J. Egan (BA ’94) is serving in the Foreign Service as a political officer in Rabat, Morocco.
George Ehrhardt (MA ’96) is a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University and is spending the year at Kobe University in Japan.
Mark Daryl Erickson (BA, MA ’94) is a Foreign Service Officer currently studying Mandarin Chinese at the State Department’s language school in Taipei in preparation for being posted to Shanghai, PRC in July 2006. He lives in Taiwan with his wife and two children.
Leigh Ann Evanson (MA ’94) has been working in Uganda since September 2000 as the East African Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator for the American Red Cross. Leigh was recently promoted to Director in the International Health Group at Chemonics International.
Scott Fagan (BA ’99) is the Human Rights Officer at the US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia.
Stefka Czarnecki Fanchi (B.A. ’94) was appointed executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, a statewide organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing in Colorado. Stefka and her husband Jeff had their second child, Naomi Felicitas, in September 2004, who joins her sister Isabella Marie.
John Farnsworth (MA ’94) went on Active Duty with the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Officer after graduating in 1994. In 1997, he joined the Army Reserves and moved to North Carolina to work at a start-up computer games company, Red Storm Entertainment, Inc. He then joined IBM in 2000 and has worked there since as a Project Manager, making ThinkPad laptop computers. John and his wife Stacey now have four children.
Hannah Feinberg (BA ’99) has been living in Angola for the last six months as a member of the MBA Enterprise Corps. She is a business advisor to local Angolan businesses in expanding the local supply chain.
Amy Feldman Chmar (BA ’95) and her husband Michael welcomed Gabriel Henry Chmar on April 28, 2006. Gabriel’s big sister, Deborah Pearl (nicknamed Evie) is 17 months old.
Julie L. Felgar (MA ’97) is a Senior Manager of Government Relations and Licensing for The Boeing Company in Arlington, VA. She is married and has two little boys.
Deanna (Glickman) Ferrante (BA ’92) is the Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Strategic Planning at Douglass College, a women’s college at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Lara Fisher (BA ’98) presented a paper entitled, “Economic Empowerment of Low-Wage Workers” at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Centennial Conference in Philadelphia. She works for the International Rescue Committee in San Francisco.
Holly Flood (MA ’98) is employed with USAID/Angola as a Team Leader.
Meraiah Foley (BA ’97) lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband. She is working toward an MA in journalism at the University of Technology in Sydney.
K. Anne- Rivers Forcke (BA, MA ’90) returned to the U.S. from the U.K. in 2002. She is currently working for IBM Research and teaches a course on business communications at the Elliott School.
Elizabeth Fowler (BA ’97) completed her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Minnesota and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Design History at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Elizabeth Fowler (BA ’97) completed her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Minnesota and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Design History at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Believe it or not, she uses her background in international affairs quite a lot in art history!
Mimi Geerges (MA ’98) has been broadcasting a talk show called Focal Point on Fairfax Public Access for the past year and a half. Since the show began, she has interviewed President Jimmy Carter, fashion designer Kenneth Cole, and Whitewater figure Susan McDougal.
Eleni Giazikis (BA ’97) received her MBA from the University of Louisville and just ended a four-year stay in Athens, Greece. She was the advertising manager for Ethnos newspaper.
Colleen N. Gibney (MA ’95) has been working in university-industry technology collaboration/commercialization for CUNY, and will finish an MSIS in Information Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in 2006.
Leslie Gigliotti (BA ’97) is a research analyst at Bigdough.com, a business to business financial database.
Patrick A. Gorman (MA ’94) joined the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as a Senior Advisor for Strategic Integration and Transformation in the Senior National Intelligence Service (SNIS)
Richard Granson (MA ’93) has been a Defense Policy Analyst at SAIC since May 2000. He provides on-site treaty compliance support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Richard and his wife, Michelle, live in Owings, MD.
Samantha Besecker Gray (MA ’96) September 30, 2006, Samantha, Dan, Camille and Luke welcomed Zaiah Thomas Besecker Gray to the family. Samantha continues to consult for nonprofit organizations and work in children’s and youth ministries. She lives in Bluff City, Tennessee with her husband Dan Gray and their children, Camille, 5, and Luke, 1. Samantha specializes in business consulting and grant writing for development and aid organizations worldwide.
Jennifer L. Groff (MA ’97) and her husband Jeremy Rowland announced the birth of their son who was born on May 11, 2002, at the George Washington University Hospital. His name is Tristan Alexander Rowland-Groff.
Elizabeth Gromada (BA ’94) received an MEd. from Xavier University in 2004 in Secondary Education and now works for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools. She has two children, Konrad age 9 and Karenna age 2.
Elizabeth Gromada (BA ’94) received an MEd. from Xavier University in 2004 in Secondary Education and now works for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools. She has two children, Konrad age 9, and Karenna age 2.
Diane Grzyb-Soper (BA ’92) served as a non-governmental observer at the United Nations’ 47th Commission on Women in New York last March. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in public policy at George Mason University and directs the United Way of America’s national governance activities.
Brian Harris (BA ’92) has been a Costa Rica-based freelance journalist and has recently begun work as the Central America Comodities reporter for Reuters newswire. Brian continues to be the Miami Herald’s special correspondent in Costa Rica and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s Central America Correspondent.
Jill M. Hasegawa (BA ’99) joined the law firm of Ashford & Wriston, LLP as an Associate.
Bradely Ryan Hicks (BA ’97) joined the Mayor’s staff this July as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice following the completion of a two-year Capital City Fellowship with the District of Columbia government.
Justin Higgins (MA ’97) joined the Foreign Service in 2000 after three years as a defense contractor with SAIC. He was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and moved there in June. He is currently serving as the executive officer for the U.S. Ambassador to NATO in Brussels, Belgium.
Janelle Hironimus (MA ’97) serves as the non-immigrant visa unit chief at the U.S. Interests Section of the Embassy of Switzerland in Havana, Cuba.
Tareen Hossain (BA ’97) got married in March 2002 and moved to New York. Since graduation, she has worked in Bangladesh for two years and then returned to Washington, D.C. to receive her master’s from Georgetown University. She most recently worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a program associate.
Julie Hulstein (BA ’94) received her master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University in May 2003. She was awarded the Karen A. Patterson Award for Community/Organizational Change. She is the Executive Director of Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS), a nonprofit regional primary care association headquartered in Denver, CO. CHAMPS represents community, migrant, and homeless health centers in CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY.
Andante (Arundhati) Indradi (MA ’97) returned to her native Indonesia after graduating from the Elliott School and worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as head of the Southeast Asian section. In January 2000, Indradi went to her first posting at the Indonesian Consulate General in Houston, Texas. Indradi will be serving there until 2003. She is married and has two sons.
Taku Ishikawa (MA ’94) is Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences at Toyo Eiwa University in Japan.
David John Jea (BA ’97) served in the Peace Corps in Russia. He has joined the Foreign Service and will leave for an assignment in Madagascar next July.
Pam Jenoff (BA ’92) She is an attorney at Morgan, Leiws & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia. She was previously a Foreign Service Officer and Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. Her first novel “A Fine Crack of Light” (set in World War II Poland) was published in March 2007.
Craig M. Johnson (MA ’98) accepted a new position as a Foreign Affairs Specialist with the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Stewardship Administration’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation.
Jeff W. Johnson (MA ’91) is a Senior Intelligence Analyst with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of McLean, Virginia, supports the Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Strategy, Plans and Policy.
Vernon D. Jones (MA ’90) is Associate Professor of Public Administration and Director of the National Homeland Security Project at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Nino A. Kader (BA ’93) currently lives in Washington, D.C. and works as a senior communications manager in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer at Fannie Mae. Nino has published a bok in 2006 caled “To the Prince of Prsia: Timeless Advice on Money, Love, War, and More”
Marni Karlin (BA ’98) received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in June 2001 and is currently an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of O’Melveny & Myers.
Mark Kashar (MA ’96) married Jennifer Alyse Falk on January 19, 2002, at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, where they currently live. Mark works as an equity trader for SWS Securities and Jennifer is a medical malpractice defense lawyer for Schell, Mitchell, Quillan, and Cooley.
Dan Kaszeta (MA ’95) was presented with the Secretary of Defense’s Exceptional Civilian Service Medal. The award was directed by Secretary of Defense William Cohen and presented by the Director of the White House Military Office, Jake Simmons IV, at a ceremony at the White House. Kaszeta has been employed since 1996 as the Disaster Preparedness Advisor for the White House Military Office. He lives in Oakton, Virginia.
John Kavanagh (BA ’93) served in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps after graduating from a joint degree program from The Fletcher School at Tufts and Boston College Law School. He is now an associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP here in DC.
Yuko Kawashima (BA, MA ’98) works at Credit Suisse First Boston’s Tokyo office. She is an analyst in the Fixed Income Research division, which deals with analysis of Japanese government bonds.
Brian Kedersha (BA ’93) is a senior analyst with Tessada and Associates, Inc., a Springfield, VA-based consulting firm for government and private firms.
Robin L. Keeley (BA ’97) returned from serving as a Peace Corps Life Skills and Health Education Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova.
Peter Kim (BA ’97) works for the General Services Administration Fleet in Arlington (Crystal City), VA. He is responsible for assisting in the acquisition of ambulances, legislative analysis, and customer service for alternative fuel vehicles. He can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected].
Saul Korin (BA ’95) completed the MBA program in Nonprofit Management at the University of Judaism in May 2003 and has accepted a position as the director of graduate admissions at the university.
Roshani Kothari (MA ’97) manages partnership activities, including the Peer Learning Exchange, OneWorld U.S. Community Update, Nonprofit Networking Happy Hour and the OneWorld DC/NY Lists.
Matthew D. Langenkamp (BA ’90) is a financial analyst in Mergers & Acquisitions for HSBC Bank in Hong Kong. He specializes in mergers of the food and beverage industries traveling frequently to Manila, Taiwan, Bankok, Tokyo and Seoul. He is married with two children.
Ainars Latkovskis (MA ’95) was elected to the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia in 2002. From 2004-2006 he served as a Minister for Social Integration in the Government of Latvia. Last year, he was reelected to the Parliament. He is married with 3 kids (9, 6, and 1 year old). He as been to Washington, DC once as a minister and once as MP, but did not have time to visit the University. He misses his study friends, and wishes them all the best!
Adam Levine (BA ’98) ia a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corp and recently joined the Black Knights of VMFA-314 tactical squadron and is now flying a F/A-18 based in San Diego, Calif.
Marika Luiso (MA ’93) moved to Wellington, New Zealand in 2003, and is currently employed as a Senior Strategic Policy Analyst by the New Zealand Customs Service.
Jacquelyn S. Lynch (MA ’98) became a special agent with the U.S. Customs Service, after working as an intelligence research specialist with Customs at the World Trade Center. She now lives in Queens, NY and works out of John F. Kennedy Airport as a federal agent.
James Macinko (MA ’93) completed a year as Fulbright scholar and Visiting Professor at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. He has accepted a position as assistant professor of public health at New York University.
Lindsay R. Marsh (BA ’99) received her Master’s in Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.
Major Leonard Martin (BA ’93) was promoted to major in the U.S. Marine Corps. He and his wife, Amy Frederickson Martin (BA ’93) had their second child, Zachary William Martin, in June 2003.
Brandon Mason (BA ’97) bought a townhouse in December 2000 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the Joint Military Intelligence College.
Benjamin Mastaitis (BA ’99) is an Assistant District Attorney in Queens, living in Manhattan. His new wife is an attorney for Children’s Services for the City of New York.
Yoshi Matsuura (MA ’99) studies Chinese advertisments and media at Shanghai Tongji University as a senior scholar. He still works for Hakuhodo, Inc., one of the largest advertising firms in Japan.
Yoshi Matsuura (MA ’99) has been working at Hakuhodo, Inc., a large advertising firm in Japan, since last April. He is a strategic planner, mainly specializing in the marketing field. In addition, he married last year.
Capt. Scott McDonald (BA ’95) returned from Iraq, where he served as commanding officer of the Headquarters & Service Company. Currently a captain, McDonald has taken over Company D, 1st Tank Battalion of the 1st Marine Division. He is engaged to Yuen Liang of Chicago and plans to marry next summer.
Jason C. McKellar (BA ’99) received an International Masters of Business Administration (IMBA) from the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business. He has taken a position with the Program Management Office of Citigroup’s Technology Infrastructure Division in New York.
Ford P.R. McLain (BA ’90) is married to Mrs. Cafarelli.
Adriano Meloni (BA ’90) was named a Personality of the Month by GO! Online Internet Magazine, an Italian computer magazine. Meloni is the CEO of Allafollia.com, the first online company for the comprehensive organization of weddings.
Kirk Merritt (BA ’98) and Lien Lea (Cox) Merritt (BA ’98) are living in Irving, TX. They were married in Stamford, TX on January 5, 2002. Kirk is a 1st Lt. in the Marine Corps and is the Operations Officer for Recruiting Station Dallas, TX. Lien Lea received an MA in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2000. She works as an economic modeler in the Credit Card Division for Citigroup in Las Colinas, TX.
Deborah W. Meyers (MA ’97) is working as a policy analyst at a new think tank based in Washington, D.C. called the Migration Policy Institute. Meyers is the co-editor of Caught in the Middle: Border Communities in an Era of Globalization, a book just published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Corinna Meyr (BA ’96) is living and working in Trinidad & Tobago. She works as a business development manager for the region’s largest financial conglomerate, CL Financial.
Natalia Midcap (BA ’97) has been living for the past 5 years in the Netherlands, working in Finance and doing well. Her partner is Czech and they are planning on starting a family soon.
Gregory Miller (MA ’97) is working toward his Ph.D. in International Relations at Ohio State University. In December 2001, he married Cindy Mays on a beach in Kauai, Hawaii.
Wesley T. Milner (MA ’93) was appointed Director of International Studies at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. Milner received his Ph.D. at the University of North Texas and has been Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations for the past three years. He will be teaching classes this summer at Tokoha Gakuen University in Shizuoka, Japan.
Noelle R. Minto (BA ’99) graduated from law school in 2003 and is now an attorney at Hess, Verdon, & Associates in Newport Beach, CA. She practices in the areas of corporate transactions, business litigation and trust administration.
Ishmael-Renard Mitchell (BA ’99) is licened and ordained in the ministry. He completed a Masters in Theology from Howard University in 2004 and began a Doctor of Education program in Argosy University in fall 2005. In June of 2006 he was married to the former DeEtte Monique Pickett. I am scheduled to defend my dissertation in the summer of 2009.
Stephanie Mogg (BA ’96) is getting married and moving to Japan. Mogg worked most recently for the Washington bureau of TV Asahi, a Japanese broadcasting company.
Jonathan Moore (MA ’90) has been serving as Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassy in Namibia since July 2002. He currently lives with his wife and 2 daughters in Windhoek, Namibia.
Molly Loraine Munson (MA ’93) married William Murray Dryer in Bloomington, Ill., in June 2003. Munson is the director of student teaching at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.
Tal Muscal (BA ’97) with wife Kate, are happy to announce the birth of their first child Yoav, who was born on February 12, 2006 in Jerusalem. Tal is the country spokesperson for Lufthansa German Airlines in Israel, a position he accepted in January 2005, following five great years as senior business correpondent at the Jerusalem Post.
Haig Najarian (BA ’90) is married to Taline Najarian and has two children, Tamar-7, and Adrine-5
Rahaleh Z. Nassri (BA ’94) is an Artistic Partner with Rorschach Theatre and works as an actress with various other theatres in the DC area.
Max Nelson (MA ’91) has been named the vice president of public policy and strategic business planning for OFS, a former division of Lucent Technologies and the world’s largest manufacturer of advanced technology fibers.
Katja Newman (MA ’97) observed the elections in Bolivia with the OAS in December, and has posted a policy paper on her web site: www.ksnconsulting.com. It has received some press interest. Please let her know if you have any interest or questions.
Heather Roark Nodelman (BA ’98) lives in San Francisco with her husband. She works in public relations for Text 100 International.
Sarah. E. Nugent (MA ’97) is the Director of Chemonics International.
Jennifer (Wass) Oese (BA ’93) married Charles H. Oese, Jr., in June 2003. She is a paramedic supervisor for Summit County Ambulance Service in Breckenridge, CO.
Naomi Okamoto (BA ’97) opened an American style coffeehouse in the Hiro district of Tokyo called Ima, which means “living room” in Japanese. She invites all alumns to stop by when in Tokyo.
Eric Olson (MA ’98) moved to Seoul, Korea in May 2006, and began his first assignment at the U.S. Embassy as a Commercial Attache in the Foreign Commercial Service. He works with the U.S. and Korean business communities to promote U.S. exports.
Keith O’Neil (BA ’99) is working as a webmaster for the Democratic staff of the House Committee on International Relations.
Luvsantseren Orgil ( ’99) was appointed as Foreign Policy Advisor to President of Mongolia on September 30, 2008.
Alan D. Orquiza (BA ’92) works for the federal government.
Sandi C. Padgett (MA ’97) is the Economic Development Manager for the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments.
Frank Pape (MA ’96) and Anouk Arreygue (MA ’95) were married on September 21, 1996 and are living in Kirkland, WA. Pape writes: “We bought a new home last April. It is our first home and it is exciting. I am the Director of Business and Product Development for Electronic Arts. I am responsible for finding, evaluating, and negotiating deals for externally developed videogame properties on all platforms. Anouk is the Product Planner for Corbis Productions, a Bill Gates company that purchases and sells digital images to professionals and consumers. She is responsible for evaluating Corbis’ sales performance, as well as guiding the development of their website.”
Christopher Parent (MA ’95) is working as a commercial litigation attorney for the Denver, Colo., law firm of Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C.
Chirag Patel (BA ’92) completed a criminal trial in Baltimore, Maryland involving a Canadian citizen and issues dealing with the Vienna Convention, extradition, international criminal procedure, constitutional law, and cultural and gender issues. The case received national and international media attention.
Darel E. Paul (MA ’94) received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in July and is currently Assistant Professor of Political Science at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.
Tina M. Pedersen (BA ’93) joined the staff of the Copenhagen Business School in March 2002, where she currently manages the B.Sc. and M.Sc. International Business programs. She also is the proud mother of two boys.
Michelle Pellegri (BA ’97) is a pastry chef in Atlanta, GA. She is married to Mark Pellegri with whom she has one son.
Rose Polyakova (BA ’94) was promoted to director of the Riggs Banking Center in Chevy Chase. In this roll, she will implement a new business strategy for the 168-year old, Washington, D.C.-based bank.
Milena (Baptista) Popp (BA, MA ’98) and her husband William Popp (MA ’97) completed a two-year tour in Nicaragua and are on their way to a second tour in Luanda, Angola. William Popp is in the Foriegn Service.
Igor Porchazka (MA ’99) was married in April 2003 to Barbora Prochazkova. Since 2002, he has worked for the press department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Cathryn Prince (BA ’91) Her second book came out October 2006. It’s called “Burn the Town and Sack the Banks: Confederates Attack Vermont!” It’s published by Carroll & Graf.
Kathleen W. Quinn (BA ’91) and husband, Aaron, welcomed their first child, Holland Grace Whelan Quinn, to the world on January 10, 2003.
Monica R. Ramford (BA ’96) wirtes “I have been employed with the Department of Defense for more than ten years now. Once I realised I was here to stay I bought a townhouse in Alexandria and am settling in, in between business travel. I have mentored many young graduates from GWU, and look forward to the growing number of bright, well-qualified graduates who want to work for the Federal Government and are dedicated to serving this country.”
Elvira K. Ramos (BA ’99) is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin.
Scott Relyea (MA ’97) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Chinese history at the University of Chicago.
Sandi Riddle (MA ’97) married Charlie Riddle in August 2006 and is a 13-year veteran firefighter. She continues to manage economic development activities for the local Council of Governments in Charleston, SC
James L. Rogers (BA ’90) is married to Mrs. Ellen Rogers and is the Secretary for Communications for the Jesuit Conference of the United States.
S. Patricia Rubacky (BA ’94) announced that she will run for Onondaga County District Attorney (Onondaga, NY). Ms. Rubacky, a Democrat, is running for elected office for the first time. She has argued cases before the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals and is currently arguing a case before the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Cathryn Saldinger (BA ’91) is a journalist and author. She wrote “Shot from the Sky: American POWs in Switzerland” (U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2003).
Jennifer Elizabeth (Kerfut) Saleh (BA ’93) received a Master’s in Organizational Development from Marymount University in May 2002. She is currently working as a senior consultant for Deloitte Consulting.
Rodney Jay C. Salinas (BA, MA ’97) was appointed by the Alexandria (VA) Mayor and City Council to serve a three-year term on the Human Rights Commission. As President of Rainmaker Political Group LLC in Alexandria, VA, he recently launched PoliticalCircus.com, an online source for political news and information affecting the Asian-Pacific-American community.
Erica L. Salmon (BA ’94) received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002, and is an associate in the International Commerce and Litigation practice group at Piper Rudnick LLP.
Jared M. Samos (BA ’98) was promoted to Senior Vice President-Wealth Management at Citigroup Smith Barney in New York City.
Vatche Sarkisian (BA ’97) Director of Program Review and Research at the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). MBN is part of US international broadcasting.
Jennifer Saxe (MA ’91) and her husband welcomed their first child, Spencer Saxe Fletcher, in March. She currently works as the director of development for the Zurich International School in Zurich, Switzerland.
Jeffrey Schoenfeldt (BA ’97) is the policy analyst for Representative John Gard, the Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Jeffrey has worked for Gard since 1999, previously serving as his communications director.
Robert Schreiber (BA ’93) passed his three-year anniversary as the lead Technical Writer for NetVendor, an Internet collaboration software provider. He has personally developed and maintained all online help and other technical documentation for multiple software applications within their product suite. He also celebrated his engagement to Julia Vaughn. They will be married this June in Atlanta.
Lisa M. Schroeter (BA ’92) is the U.S. Executive Director of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD), working for the U.S. Chair company PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Adina R. Schyman (BA ’99) and Dave Adler (BA ’98) will be married in June 2002 and will reside in the DC area. Adina, who has an MA in international economics and international law from Johns Hopkins SAIS, is an International Trade Specialist working on trade policy for South Asia at the Department of Commerce. Dave, who has an MA in Journalism from Northeastern University, works in public and government affairs for the American Health Quality Association.
Donna Sears (BA ’99) works for a venture capital firm and is completing her graduate degree at Boston University.
Victor Shih (BA ’97) accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in the government department at Harvard University.
Tameshiah A. Shipley (BA ’98) is expecting her first baby boy in June 2006. She is doing extremely well as a Loan Officer and husband is a Registered Representative/Licensed Agent for New York Life Insurance Company.
Michelle Sidwell (BA ’92) writes: “My company just went IPO: Call Center Alliance, Euro New Market in Paris… the stock went from 14.53 to over 25 Euro, a 60% increase in eight weeks!”
Barbara Hellmann Singer (MA ’93) is working as a conference liaison officer with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna, Austria.
Christopher M. Slattery (MA ’94) was appointed Vice President of the Structured Securities Group, Global Derivative Products, Bank of America, in San Francisco. The group specializes in fixed income derivative structuring and trading for Bank of America.
Nicole Speulda (BA ’99) recently completed an MA in Politics at Queen’s University in Belfast, North Ireland.
David R. Squires (BA ’91) has two boys, Nathan 2 and David 1. He now lives in Austin, TX.
David R. Squires (BA ’91) has two boys Nathan (2) and David (1), and now lives in Austin, TX.
Eric Sterner (MA ’93) recently left his position as Staff Director for the House Subcommittee on Space & Aeronautics to join the Defense Department as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.
Paul Stetler (MA ’91) is an editor at the Bureau of National Affairs and is a freelance music columnist for the Washington Times.
Michael J. Struett (MA ’98) recently completed a Ph.D. dissertation titled “The Politics of Constructing the International Criminal Court” at the University of California, Irvine and accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University.
Matt Stumpf (BA ’99) received his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in June. Matt is back in the Washington area and is now working with the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control in the Office of Strategic Negotiations and Implementation. Email Matt at [email protected].
Brian Sullivan (MA ’97) was named Vice President of U.S. Investor Relations at Vivendi Environnement following its recent listing on the NYSE. With approximately $25 billion in revenues, Paris-based Vivendi Environment is the world’s largest environmental services company.
Nicole Suveges (MA ’98) is finishing her second year of a Ph.D. program in political science, with a focus on international relations, at Johns Hopkins. Suveges entered the Ph.D. program upon her return from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she was an Army Reservist in support of the multinational SFOR/ NATO Combined Joint Psychological Operations Task Force. Suveges recently married David Clark Iverson, an Explosives Ordnance Disposal Expert of the U.S. Army presently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of the chem-bio inspection element. She has been named Managing Editor of the Review of International Political Economy.
Tim Swanson (BA ’96) passed the Foreign Service exam. He began orientation at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, VA in July. Swanson received his JD from the University of Nebraska in 2000 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Nebraska.
Agnieszka Swierzowska-Twarog (BA ’99) competed in the 2001 Jessup International Moot Court Competition (Atlantic Region) as a member of the New York Law School team. Her team won best memorial/brief and advanced to the Semi-Final Rounds.
Soraya Tabibi (BA ’98) is an attorney with the law firm of Hale Lane in Reno
Clyde A. Taylor (MA ’97) was a former captain at the Defense Intelligence Agency for the U.S. Air Force. He recently joined the staff of U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) as key advisor on military and armed services policy.
Vince Tuss (BA ’94) and his wife, Dana, have adopted a boy from Guatemala in March 2006. Alexander Javier Tuss was born in July 2005. The Tusses now live in Minneapolis, where Vince works as a copy editor at the Star Tribune newspaper.
Agnieszka Twarog (BA ’99) graduated from New York Law School in May 2002. Twarog is currently pursuing her LL.M. in Transnational Business Law from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.
Camille R. Dierksheide Unich (BA ’95) completed her Culinary Arts Degree from L’Academie de Cuisine, where she was mentored by two-star Michelin Chef, Gerard Pangaud, and graduated with honors. She is now chef and owner of Beehive Catering, a boutique catering company specializing in small parties, and an all-organic, locally grown, seasonal menu. Camille and her husband, David, will be married nine years in October and live in Alexandria, VA.
Jennifer Walsh (BA ’95) completed master’s degrees in public health and African area studies at UCLA. She has accepted a position with the International Rescue Committee as the field health manager in Tabou, Ivory Coast, coordinating health programs and services for Liberian refugees.
Kathleen Walsh (BA ’90) is a Professor of National Security Affairs on the Naval War College’s National Security Decision Making Faculty in Newport, RI as of January 2006.
Busby Walter (BA ’94) is on a one- to two-year assignment in Mexico with the Boston Consulting Group, under the company’s Ambassador Program.
Desmond Walton (MA ’99) manages security assistance programs in Southeast Asia from PACOM, after an 18-month exchange in Indonesia.
Lt. Col. Desmond Walton (MIPP ’99) has been posted to the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group in Bangkok, Thailand. He will be there for three years, along with his wife, Sue, and son, William. For the last two years, Walton was assigned to U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, managing U.S. security assistance grants to the Philippines.
Koko Warner (MA ’96) was a guest professor of economics at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. She was invited to teach a course on the World Trade Organization and during her semester in China will also complete a two-week speaking tour with the State Department on the WTO. Warner is an associate professor of economics in Vienna, Austria, where she also researches at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
Michael G. Watters (BA ’95) lives with his wife Daisy Yan Dong in Shanghai, China and works on rotation as a logistics and procurement advisor for Exxon Neftegas Ltd in the Russia Far East.
Michael Watters (BA, MA ’95) is in Korea and the Russian Far East acting as consulting logistics advisor to Exxon Neftegas Ltd Sakhalin I Dekastri Marine Terminal project.
Katherine M. Weil-Dennis (BA ’99) moved to Puerto Rico with her husband, and works at the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau as the Electronic Marketing Coordinator for the Bureau and the new Puerto Rico Convention Center.
Michael Wert (BA ’97) began a PhD program in Japanese history at UC Irvine in 2001 after working in Japan for four years. He is currently finishing a dissertation and teaching in the History Department and East Asian Studies program at Oberlin College.
Karen Wesley (MA ’97) completed a DC Teaching Fellowship, a two-year alternative teaching certification program.Ms. Wesley is a 4th-year ESL elementary school teacher for DCPS. She is also an adjunct adult ESL instructor at Northern Virginia Community College.
Lorianne Woodrow (BA ’98) has been working as a foreign policy legislative assistant for Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) since May 2003. She is engaged and planning a spring wedding to Robert Moss (JD ’94), a Washington, D.C. attorney.
Jennifer A. Wurzbacher (BA ’97) is currently a second-year law student at American University’s Washington College of Law. She is a journal member of the American University Law Review and is working for the Department of Justice’s Tax Division Civil Trial Section.
Ren Xiao (BA ’99) is the Senior Fellow at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies.
Natalia Xiomara (BA ’94) lived and worked in Eastern and Western Europe for a major international law firm for almost a decade. Now she is back in the U.S. working for another firm as a litigation legal assistant in white collar crime.
Natalia Xiomara (BA ’94) lived and worked in Eastern and Western Europe for a major international law firm for almost a decade. Now she is back in the U.S. working for another firm as a litigation legal assistant in white collar crime.
Jerry C. Yoon (BA ’97) is the Vice President of Merrill Lynch.
Matthew C. Zierler (BA ’97) received his PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a visiting assistant professor of international relations at Michigan State University’s James Madison College in East Lansing, MI.
William B. Zuccareno (MA ’96) was hired in January 2006 as the Chief International Officer of the Northern Vermont-Quebec Trade Coalition, the first cross-border, regionalized international trade development organization of its kind in U.S. history. William is currently working on developing a trade corridor between Montreal and Boston and improving the trade capabilities of US and Canadian firms.
Julie K. Abshire (BA ’03) is married to Shaun Abshire.
Warren Scott Allen (MA ’00) has been the head golf coach at The George Washington University since 1995, and the executive director of The First Tee of Washington, DC since 2002.
Erin E. Anderson (BA ’03) is an accounting technician for the Organization of American States.
Gina N. Anderson (BA ’03) is now the Institutional Advancement Assistant at Women for Women International.
Erick E. Arnell (MA ’03) is a civilian employee of the U.S. Army. He organizes the repairs of Army equipment returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. He also is married to Mrs. Karalee Arnell.
Miriam Bates (BA ’02) is a program associate at the US-Ukraine Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Erin Baumann (BA ’06) works for the Calpine Corporation, a clean energy company based out of San Jose, CA. She also works in their Legal and Government Regulations departments as a Paralegal and Legislative Liason.
Peter Bazos (BA ’01) is working as a legal researcher and publications editor for the Hong Kong office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the British law firm. He’s planning to begin law school next fall at George Washington University.
Jessica L. Bedoya (BA ’00) will start a master’s program in World Politics this fall.
Darrell Beutel (MA ’02) married his longtime girlfriend, Midori Muratsu, last summer in Arlington, Virginia.
Lydia Bosnos (BA ’02) returned from nearly six-months in Baghdad, Iraq with the Air Force working at Multi-National Corps- Iraq (MNC-I) headquarters. Her unit specializes in close air support to ground forces.
Joseph E. Bourelly (MA ’00) changed addresses within the city of Baltimore and granted the officership title of Vice President, T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc.
Michael Bowles (BA ’03) is an English teacher in Japan.
Devin M. Cahill (BA ’01) teaches English at a grammar school in Zilina, Slovakia. She recently published “Stranger in a Strange Land”, in the Daily Southtown, a Chicago newspaper.
Sharron (Inghram) Candon (MA ’01) is an analyst with the U.S. General Accounting Office. Her current work involves reviewing the June 2001 decision by the Air Force to downsize and consolidate the B-1B bomber force. She was also married in March 2001.
Ruth Cardona (BA ’06) moved to Abu Dhabi in February 2010 to work at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, after working in Dubai since November 2006.
Adam Carter (MA ’01) completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Spain and is currently working as a global ambassador for the humanitarian project Backpack Nation.
Soo-Eun Chae (MA ’02) accepted a position at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva. Chae will be an associate economist and planner in the office’s reintegration and local settlement section.
Rukhsana M. Chaudhry ( ’02) is finishing her Master’s at Pepperdine and will be entering the doctoral program in clinical psychology in the Fall at GW
Hongyu Chen (MA ’05) moved to New York to work for a consulting firm.
Hannah Clancy-Thompson (BA ’05) married Tyler VanOstrand on August 7, 2005. She is now working as an Administrative Assistant at The White House Commission on Remembrance.
Andy Coington (MA ’00) is the vice consul for economic and political affairs at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico.
Sean P. Connell (MA ’05) was promoted to Executive Director, U.S.-Korea Business Council, and Director, Japan and Korea, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in December 2005.
Daniel Consolatore (MA ’05) served as a researcher for Secretary Madeleine Albright’s recently released book, The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs. He also now working as a research assistant for Defense contractor Camber Corporation in Rosslyn, VA as a research analyst on stability operations.
Adam J. Crown (BA ’05) joined Morgan Stanley as a financial analyst for their institutional securities group post graduation and has recently taken a position as Vice President of sales and marketing for CPM Group, a Commodities research, consulting, and investment banking firm on Wall Street.
Ana M. del Castillo (BA ’02) recently changed jobs. Since April 2005, Ana has been working at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is now overseeing Academic Records and Student Services and is the Registrar for the institution. Her husband, a CSAS alum, is a prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Andrew Diamond (BA ’01) is the program manager of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, CA. He lives in Santa Cruz.
Wang Dong (MA ’01) serves as a Counselor at the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna, Austria.
Kirtlin W. Doyle (MA ’04) is an Analyst for the Department of Justice.
Omer Durd, Jr (BA ’05) is heading to Ukraine for the Peace Corps in February 2006.
Gretchen Ehle (BA ’00) was awarded a fellowship to complete her Ph.D in Public Policy at George Mason University. In August of 2003, Gretchen received her MA in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.
David L. Emery (BA ’04) is finishing two years in Taiwan as an English teacher. This fall, he will start a program (Ed.M) in international educational development at Boston University.
David Fabrycky (MA ’06) will begin his first Foreign Service assignment in Doha, Qatar. He and his wife are very excited about a tour in the small Gulf country that is becoming the “new Dubai.” They will be living in Alexandria, VA for another year while he takes classes at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington. He should depart for post around July 2007. He will be working on economic and commercial issues.
Sara I. Fahey (BA ’03) is the Disaster Response Service Associate at the American Red Cross.
Brian Finch (MA/JD ’00) joined Dickstein Shapiro LLP as counsel and head of the firm’s newly formed Homeland Security Practice Group. Brian is also a senior fellow with GW’s Homeland Security Policy Institute.
William Finkelstein (BA ’02) is a Senior Underwriter for Directors and Officers Liability Insurance for Chubb Executive Protection in NYC.
Emaline Fiscus (MA ’00) is married to David Fiscus and has a baby son, Ralph.
Micah B. Fisher-Kirshner (BA ’00) is finishing graduate school at the International Relations/Pacific Studies program at UCSD and is currently searching for a job in the International Business field.
Ryan K. Fitzgerald (BA ’04) is the Business Manager and Travel Coordinator for Middle East Television Network in Springfield, Virginia.
Aimee R. Fullman (BA ’00) is the Senior Program Coordinator for the Institute of International Education.
Katherine D. Garry (BA ’07) Starting in July I will assume the position of Finland/Estonia Desk Officer at the Dept of State. Beginning August 2007 I will being work on my M.A. in German and European Studies at Georgetown University.
Brendan J. Gilbert (BA ’01) graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 2004 with a concentration in National Security and Counterterrorism Law. He was inducted into the Order of Barristers. He now works for the Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Department of Army.
Jennifer E. Gillespie (BA ’02) graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in May 2006 and is currently working as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Barry G. Williams of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Jennifer E. Gillespie (BA ’02) graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in May 2006 and is currently working as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Barry G. Williams of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Jeremy Gordon (B.A. ’04) was promoted to musical director for Holland America Cruise Line. He lives in Englewood, Colorado.
Kevin Gully (BA ’02) was hired at Harvard Law School to work in their alumni relations department.
Eugina Guse (BA ’03) is living in Lyons, France, working as an English assistant at a high school.
Andrew Hale-Byrne (MA ’00) has been serving as Head of Bilateral Relations, Balkan Region Directorate for Central & Eastern Europe, at the British Ministry of Defence for the past year.
Mish H. Hamid (MA ’01) finished working in Kosovo as a Voter Services Supervisor. She is currently a Program Assistant with GEF in the DC area.
Lindsay C. Hamilton (BA ’04) started the Masters in International Affairs program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in August of 2005.
Simone G. Heinlein (BA ’03) moved from Sanaa, Yemen to Mexico City as part of her career with the U.S. Foreign Service.
Allison L. Hitchcock (BA ’01) was married to Brian Hitchcock in April 2006. She is an Account Executive with Advanced Biologics, a pharmaceutical contract research organization.
Derek Hoffman (MA ’03) is exploring Oman’s beautiful deserts, mountains, and beaches, and its history of links to East Africa, while serving as Assistant Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Muscat.
Jenna Hoffman (BA ’02) was hired by the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Affairs Research Analyst in the Office of Inter-American Affairs, where she specializes in Haitian, Caribbean, and Central American affairs.
Derek Hoffmann (MA ’03) graduated from the Elliott School (spring 2003) with an MIA. He is serving as Assistant Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman. He wants to say that in giving back to the school he’d be happy to advise anyone preparing for the FS oral exam, or who is looking for advice about what an FS career involves. He can also advise about Arabic study.
Charles P. Hornbostel (MA ’07) accepted appointment offer for the 135th A-100 Junior Officer Class, beginning July 9.
Erik A. Howell (BA ’01) was promoted to Associate at First Annapolis Consulting. He is also pursuing his MBA part time at the University of Maryland.
Jimmy Howell (BA ’02) received the Senator Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award from U.S. Senator Tom Harkin at the 21st Century Democrats Annual Dinner in March. He is currently the Deputy Finance Director for Fingerhut for U.S. Senate in Ohio and will attend the Washington College of Law this fall.
Justin Hutchinson (BA ’00) has been admitted to read for a second BA in Law at Oxford University. While there, he plans to join Oxford’s crew team.
Sean P. Jamieson (BA ’03) was appointed the Interim Director of Marketing & Recruitment for Southeastern University.
Joshua A. Keidan (BA ’00) volunteered with the Magan David Adom ambuance service for six months. He also spent the past year and a half teaching English in a hagwon in Korea.
Tybee Keijdan (BA ’02) joined Cabinet Stewart Inc. in early March as an EU Affairs Associate. Tybee has also held positions at the Washington Delegation of the European Commission, UK Parliament and The Council on Foreign Relations. She is responsible for researching and monitoring political and legislative developments in Europe which affect the interests of United States companies doing business in the EU.
Timothy D. Kerwin (MA ’00) returned from Reserve mobilization in Iraq as an intelligence analyst. He is now working with the Department of State investigating visa and passport fraud in Chicago and Illinois. His previous tours included Columbia and Lebanon.
Charles Kiamie, III (BA ’00) was a 2004-05 Fulbright Fellow in Jordan, Kiamie met Rasha Al-Ali, a Palestinian-Jordanian geneticist. They married in Amman on December 15, 2005.
Eric Kim (BA ’03) is working as a junior associate at the World Bank. He is also pursuing his Master’s degree in Public Policy at American University.
Hyun-Yong Kim (MA ’01) is a first year law school student at SUNY-Buffalo.
Leah B. Kimmerly (MA ’04) is a Research Analyst for the Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, Defense Group, Inc.
Rebecca King (MA ’04) received the FBI’s Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholarship.
Maria Klioutcheva (BA ’05) works at Lincoln Financial Advisors as a financial advisor.
Allison Koles (BA ’02) accepted a position as a legislative correspondent for U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY).
Mikhail Koulikov (BA ’04) is the Conference Producer for Incisive Media, Plc.
Inna Kushnarova (MA ’04) is a Consultant for the International Finance Corporation.
Adam Kutcher (BA ’01) lives in Arlington and works as a Consultant for BearingPoint Inc. (NYSE: BE) on strategy issues in their Intelligence Community Sector.
Divyesh Lalloobhai (BA ’07) is a Candidate for Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Tufts University, December 2009. Currently Interning at Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC in Washington, DC for Summer 2008
Graham Lanz (MA ’03) was recalled to Active Duty at Coast Guard Headquarters. He is married to Jennifer Weinman.
Alexander R. Laster (BA ’00) accepted a position with the law firm of Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC, a national trial firm handling complex and catastrophic injury cases.
Robert B. Lawrence (BA ’01) was appointed Deputy Director, Africa Division, of the International Republican Institute , a US Government-funded non-profit organization dedicated to promoting democracy overseas in November. Robert previously served over 5 years on Capitol Hill, most recently for the House Committee on International Relations and House Democracy Assistance Commission.
Rami Lee (BA ’01) graduated with a joint JD and Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh (2005). Graduate Honoree at the University of Pittsburgh’s Honors Convocation (2006) and a recipient of the School of Law Community Service Award. Admitted to practice law in New Jersey (2005). Practicing international immigration law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Yi-Chun (Lydia) Liu (MA ’05) is an analyst for Taylor-DeJongh in Washington, DC. She lives in Arlington, VA.
Talajeh Livani (MA ’05) is working at the World Bank.
Sayanaa Lkhagvasuren (MA ’00) has been admitted to the Ph.D. program at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris, France. Until recently, Lkhagvasuren worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mongolia.
Sarah H. Lord (BA ’06) is starting law school in Chapel Hill at UNC.
Cameron MacKenzie (MA ’03) entered the PhD program at Stanford University, where he plans to focus on risk analysis and apply it to the security sector.
Robert Marshall (BA, MA ’04) attended the Program for Senior Executive Fellows at Harvard University, a one-month resident program. Marshall is a senior technology manager at the United States General Services Administration.
David P. Mason (BA ’00) graduated from the William & Mary School of Law in May 2005 and was elected to Order of the Coif. David is currently serving as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. in the District of Massachusetts and will begin his law practice in the litigation department of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston in the fall of 2006. He recently became engaged to Kimberly Benard, and will be married in the fall of 2007 in Massachusetts.
Benjamin Mastaitis (BA ’00) is engaged to be married in New York in September 2006. His financee is an attorney for the City of New York, and he is a prosecutor in Queens.
Allison McConnell (BA ’05) is a legal assistant at DelCastillo and Associates, LLC in Hartford, CT.
Lauren Mellinger (BA ’05) is the Women’s Human Rights Program Assistant for Amnesty International USA.
Andrew N. Mescolotto (BA ’01) graduated with a JD from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was admitted to the Florida Bar and was recognized by the Fourth District Court of Appeals for having the highest score in the District on the July 2006 bar examination. He is an Associate with the law firm of Fertig & Gramling in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Tyler C. Messa (MA ’02) returned to Washington, DC after working for the Korea Industrial Technology Foundation in Seoul, South Korea.
Daniel Michael (MA ’05) has returned to GW as a student. He is earning his Ph.D. in U.S. history, with the hopes of teaching history at the university level. Michael writes: “I am married to a lovely Chilean lady named Paula; we have 2 children and are expecting a third in September. We live near Falls Church, Virginia.”
Kelly Miely (BA ’03) moved to London with Gap Inc. in September 2005 from San Francsico as a Merchandise Planner.
Leigh Catherine Miles (MA ’05) is a Program Officer for Gulf countries in the Middle East and North Africa division of the National Democratic Institute. She is married and had her first child, a son, in February ’06.
W. Ty Miller (MA ’00) is working in a multinational Business Intelligence software firm (in a Canadian office) with dual headquarters in Paris, France and San Jose, California. Ty travels extensively both inside and outside of North America.
Victoria Mitchell (BA ’05) will be attending the Master’s program at Sciences Po in Paris starting in September and will be majoring in International Public Management.
Brett Model (BA ’02) works as a consultant with Kamsky Associates and lives in Beijing, China. He’s currently in an intensive study program to learn Mandarin Chinese. Brett can be reached at [email protected].
Holly (Waeger) Monster (MA ’01) married E.J. Monster (MA ’02) on September 4, 2004 in Washington, DC, following a Maasai tribal ceremony they had in Kenya during their first posting with the Foreign Service. Both are Foreign Service Officers and have just completed Polish language training as they head to their next posting in Warsaw, Poland.
Jason Moran (MA ’03) accepted a position as a China specialist with Science Applications International Corporation in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jason E. Moran (MA ’03) left his job as a counterterrorism analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton in 2005 and entered the University of Hawaii’s China-focused MBA program. In May, he won the $25,000 Grand Prize at the 2006 UH Business Plan Competition. He graduated in November 2006 and is now engaged to Natalia Indrasari of Indonesia, daughter of former Vice-President General Try Sutrisno. They will live in Jakarta and are currently planning Natalia’s television talk show and private therapy practice.
Christina Nabholz (BA ’01) earned a master of arts in teaching from Boston University in 2003 and has accepted a position teaching seventh grade social studies in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Haig Najarian (BA ’02) is an Associate with Dewey Ballantine, LLP. He has two children, Tamar (7) and Adrine (5).
Pauline Nash (BA ’02) is working at Bloomberg, L.P. in New York.
Anku Nath (BA ’00) is a research analyst at LECG, Inc. in Washington, D.C.
Catherine Christine Nielsen (MA ’01) is an assistant to the International Atomic Energy Agency Section at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, Austria.
Jessica B. Nysenbaum (BA ’05) is a Community Affairs Associate for The National Breast Cancer Coalition/Fund.
Raj Parekh (BA ’03) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in May 2006. He also completed a joint program in business and public policy from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Parekh passed both the New York and New Jersey Bar Exams, and is currently a corporate lawyer in the litigation department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s New York City office.
Raj Parekh (BA ’03) is a third-year law student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is also enrolled in a joint business & public policy program with Penn Law and the Wharton School of Business. Parekh was recently selected to be an Executive Editor for the National Symposium Editorial Board of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Caroline S. Park (BA ’04) is the Program Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History.
Raquel R. Pellegrino (BA ’06) went to Germany on August 1, 2006 for the year with CBYX, the Congress Bundestag Young Professional Program.
Owen C. Pengelly (MA ’03) is associate director of the Atlantic Partnership, a Washington, D.C.-based initiative aimed at fostering improved relations between Europe and America.
Owen Pengelly (MA ’02) works for the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in London.
John W. Powers (BA ’03) is currently in the 82nd Airborne Division, US Army, Fort Bragg.
Oscar T. Ramirez (MA ’01) is the Legislative Director for Congressman Al Green.
Casey Reivich (BA ’01) worked as Editorial Assistant for the Free Press at Simon & Schuster in New York since September 2001.
Kirsten E. Rhein (BA ’02) is teaching Business English in Berlin, Germany.
Michael Riedel (MA ’00) is the agricultural attache at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.
Azucena Rodriguez (MA ’06) is a management consultant with Accenture in Philadelphia, PA. She also served as a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean, VA. Prior to her career in consulting, she worked with the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC.
Joshua Rogin (BA ’01) writes that “teaching English in Japan is a great way to travel and live in Asia while sharing culture and studying language. Feel free to email at [email protected].”
Rogin Rogin (BA ’01) took a new position as Defense Reporter for Federal Computer Week, the leading federal IT magazine. He covers defense technology, business, news, and policy. Check it out at www.fcw.com.
Briynne N. Ross (BA ’05) is a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill studying for a Master’s degree in library science.
Tracy Rudne (BA ’01) worked for the Pan American Health Organization for almost two years in their Disaster Preparedness Area. She has since moved to Guatemala City, and currently manages a multi-country human rights project for a local nongovernmental organization.
James Rybicki (BA ’00) accepted a position in the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review at the U.S. Department of Justice. He previously worked in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Justice Department.
Francisco J. Salinas, Jr. (BA ’02) completed a 4-year stint in the U.S. Army as an infantry captain, having served a year in Iraq in 2004-2005. He will be attending Rice University to pursue an MBA beginning this fall.
Avery Saunders (MA ’03) is attending law school at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Thomas J Scazzafavo (BA ’05) graduated and moved to Hawaii. He is a Naval Officer aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS O’Kane.
Jordana Schwartz (BA ’03) wrote a paper entitled, “The Rave Experience, Trance, Ecstasy, and other Shamanic Elements,” (Fall 2004 Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa). She has also recently become engaged to Daniel Cole.
Ken Seifert (MA ’05) is finishing up his first year as a Presidential Management Fellow and will begin a rotation at USAID in May. He has also finished his first fiction book and is currently looking around for a publisher.
Stephanie Sharp (MA ’00) left her position with the American Cancer Society to be a State Representative for Kansas.
Jeremy C. Showalter (MA ’03) is graduating from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with an MBA in June 2006 and will begin work at Microsoft in finance in August 2006.
Thomas Sisk (BA ’00) was appointed to the Department of Defense, where he works on Asian and international security issues.
Mira B. Smeltzer (BA ’02) married Mr. Scott Smeltzer and is expecting her first child. She is the Program Coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Rajni Sood (MA ’02) is working as a Project Coordinator for Calidad en Salud, a technical assistance project funded by USAID. The project works with the Government of Guatemala to improve maternal and child health.
Jennifer Spence (MA ’05) is married to William Spence.
Celeste E. Suris-Rosselli (BA ’04) is a First Year at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, PR. She is an Inter-Univerity Liason and a member of The Federalist Society. She aided in the visit of Justice Antonin Scalia to the University on February 13th, 2006.
Kohei Suzuki (MA ’02) works for the Value Management Institute, Inc. as a researcher, focusing on regional development since June 2006.
Kohei Suzuki (MA ’02) started to work for the Value Management Institute,Inc, as a researcher, focusing on regional development since June 2006.
Mitsuyo Teramura (MA ’00) accepted a position as a trade policy analyst at the U.S. Embassy in Japan. She can be reached at [email protected].
Rebecca Toler (MA ’03) is working as a senior intelligence analyst for BAE Systems, a defense contractor, at their Fairfax, VA offices.
Deborah Touboul (MA ’03) moved to Tel Aviv, Israel. She works for the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, as Assistant Editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. She published an article on how “Francophone Internet Forums Shed Light on Issues and Concerns of Islamists in Europe,” in Project for the Research of Islamist Movements (PRISM), Occasional Papers Vol. 3 No. 6.
Tiffany A. Townsend (BA ’01) is a Public Information Officer for the Port Authority of NY & NJ.
Karen M. Turney (M.A. ’03) accepted the position of associate director of foundation relations at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas.
Jason C. Turse (BA ’00) is a naval intelligence officer with the Pearl Harbor-based Joint Intelligence Center Pacific. He was previously stationed with Carrier Air Wing EIGHT, and deployed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Natasha Udu-gama (BA ’01) completed her Master of Science degree in Disaster Management at the Royal Military College of Science at Cranfield University in Shrivenham, England in August 2003. She recently started working at the World Institute for Disaster Risk Management in Alexandria, VA.
Colin Van Ostern (BA ’00) accepted a position as Communications Director for the Democratic Party of New Hampshire.
Hannah Van Ostrand (Clancy-Thompson) (BA ’05) started her new job at Washington Bible College in the Institutional Outreach Department doing PR/Marketing. This is a new area for her and very different from international affairs, but she is really enjoying releasing her creativity.
Nicholas Van Zandt (BA ’04) is a foreign affairs analyst living in the United Kingdom.
Kristin Vedeld (MA ’03) is a Controller for Norske Skogindustrier ASA.
Susan Vignola (MA ’01) is with the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, after spending 2 years with the New York Association for New Americans, a refugee and immgration services organization in New York City. Previously, she worked with Catholic Relief Services in Cambodia.
Julian von Fumetti (MA ’04) joined Gplus Europe, a Brussels based PR & PA consulting company, in June ’06, after serving more than one year as chief-of-staff to a German Member of European Parliament. As account executive, Julian provides political, communications and strategic advice to private and institutional clients.
Kristina L. Watson (BA ’01) is the Director of Community Outreach for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
David Weems (MA ’00) is an International Trade Specialist for the Department of Commerce.
Jonathan R. Weinberger (MA ’00) will serve as the Department’s Executive Secretary. In this position, Weinberger is responsible for the coordination of Department-wide reviews and analyses of Treasury policy initiatives, regulations, testimony, correspondence, memoranda, reports and briefing materials for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary.
Nicole Willis-Grimes (MA ’02) worked for three years as congressional liaison within the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department. She recently started working as the public policy manager at the Ferraro Group in Reno, NV. The Ferraro Group specializes in government relations, media communications & public affairs.
Dennis Wischmeier (BA ’01) has two wonderful children! He is pursuring an MBA. He also flys EP-3’s for the Navy, and has been on seven deployments.
Jeniffer L. Young (BA ’02) Last fall, Jennifer was one of two recipients of the inaugural Timothy J.Hauser Presidential Management Fellowship at the U.S. Department ofrce’s International Trade Administration. In that capacity, Jennifer helped lead the largest trade delegation in the Department of Commerce’s history to India last fall, where she counseled Indian businesses,government officials, and the press in Mumbai and Chennai on U.S.-India trade relations. Most recently, Jennifer accepted an offer to join the Office of Intellectual Property Rights at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on intellectual property and trade policy matters in China and Northeast Asia.
Jennifer L. Young (BA ’02) completed a JD from the Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law with a concentration in International, Foreign and Comparative Law in 2005. In August 2005, she published an article in the World Arbitration and Mediation Report on Following. She worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in London, England, where she published a report on Intellectual Property Protection in the UK. Additionally, Jennifer spent the last year pursuing a Masters degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England. She was also recently selected as one of two inaugural Timothy J. Hauser Presidential Management Fellows to serve with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
Jennifer Young (BA ’02) completed a JD from the Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law with a concentration in International, Foreign and Comparative Law in 2005. In August 2005, she published an article in the World Arbitration and Mediation Report on Mandatory Law and Public Policy in International Commercial Arbitration. Following that, she worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in London, England, where she published a report on Intellectual Property Protection in the UK. Additionally, Jennifer received a Masters degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was recently selected as one of two inaugural Timothy J. Hauser Presidential Management Fellows to serve with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
Peng Zhang (M.A. ’03) is a Senior Analyst for NERA Economic Consulting.