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Political Science Alumni Updates (in alphabetical order within decade)

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2010-2016 Alumni Updates

Hunter Adams (2014) is attending American University's Washington College of Law.

Pious Ahuja (2010) is attending American University Washington College of Law  and also pursuing a Masters with the School of International Service since Fall 2012.  She interned wit the Navajo Nation Chief Prosecuter's Office and interned at the Human Rights law network in New Delhi, India working on an acid attack case.

Courtney Alexander (2014) is working as a Field Director on U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy’s Campaign for U.S. Senate.

Lauren Avioli (2012) is working as an Environmental Planner, CP & Y, Inc.  Completed her Masters of Urban Planning Program at the University of Texas in Austin.

Chantelle Berman (2014) is attending graduate school at IDC Herzliya, Israel for a Masters in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Matthew Boatner (2014) is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

Seth Bostrom (2013) participated in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) and started attending Law School at the University of Notre Dame in fall of 2014.

Paul Bradley (2013) is attending Georgia Southern pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Students Services. He is a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Activities.

Jason Byers (2013) is pursuing his PhD at the University of Georgia in American Politics where he will continue his focus on presidential and legislative politics.

Gorday Casasco (2010) is a Search and Social Analyst at MICROS eCommerce in DC.

Alessandra Castillo (2010) Associate Director of Alumni Affairs for the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile. Global MBA Candidate at Tulane University (Freeman School of Business - dual degree with Universidad de Chile).

Peter Catalano (2014) is attending the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University.

Lauren Cemate (2010) is working in Health Care Compliance for Advocate health Care in the Chicago area.  Passed Illinois Bar exam in October 2013.

Rose Christ (2010), Advisor in NYC area at Manatt, Phelps & Phillip, LLP.

Carly Clement (2011), Inside Account executive at SHI Corporation.  She taught high school math in the Mississippi Delta as part of Teach for America as well.

Emily Clisham (2014) is working as a Sales Representative and Assistant Buyer for Ralph Lauren in New York City. William Coffman (2013) is working as a Litigation Assistant at the Hellman, Yates & Tisdale Law Firm in Charleston, SC.

Elizabeth Conn (2012)  is a Program Assistant at the Institute of International education in NY. 

Amanda DeVore (2011) is attending law school at the University of South Carolina.

Rylee Dillard (2014) is attending the University of South Carolina School of Law starting Fall 2014 and received a scholarship.

Brian Doheny (2014) is attending the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law starting Fall 2014.

Annie Dupre (2010), Asia Studies intern at Foreign Services Institute.

Tim English (2010), Associate at Graffagnini, LC in San Francisco Bay area.

Kaitlin Fitzgerald (2013) is a Program Manager at The Green Heart Project, a Farm-to-Schools Program in Charleston, SC.

Kaitlin Foran (2014) is  working as campaign manager for S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne’s 2014 re-election campaign.

Paige Gamble (2011), is attending Law school at the University of South Carolina.

Christopher Hance (2012) is working for Best Chefs in America as their Digital Media Strategist.

Hannah Harris (2014) is attending Capital University in Columbus, Ohio to obtain a Paralegal Certificate from May 2014 – December 2014.

Sean Hartness (2014) has accepted a teaching position at an English school in Trujillo, Spain. 

Erin Hickey (2010), JD Candidate at Charleston School of Law. (graduation expected in 2015)

Caroline Horres (2012) is an Analyst at Crumpton Group in Washington, DC.  She graduated from John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies with a Masters Degree in International Economics.

Jordan Howard (2011), is the Finance Associate at Connie Pillich for Treasurer in Ohio.

Rebecca Hughes (2014)  is interning with the Center for American Progress starting  fall 2014.  She plans to earn her J.D. with a specialization in International Human Rights Law.Todd Harwood (2012) ia Peer Support Specialist at Department of Veteran Affairs.

Miriam Kavalerchik (2013) is attending Brooklyn Law School.

Caroline Kenny (2015) is a Digital Producer for CNN Politics, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. In August 2016, she graduates from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a master's in journalism.

Danya Kiernan (2014) has a fellowship for Summer 2014 with community water solutions in Ghana.  Next year she will be part of a teacher’s assistant program in Grenoble, France teaching elementary school students.

Martin Krett (2011), Museum Supervisor, The Phillips Collection in D.C.

Lindsey Kruger (2014)  will be teaching English in Thailand for a year through the TEFL program.  Upon completion, Lindsey plans on applying to law school.

David Lappin  (2013) is  attending American University School of Law

Alyssa Leibman (2012) is attending the University of South Carolina's Ph.D. program in political science.

Michael Licate (2011) is attending Penn State pursuing a Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security.

Hugh McDermott (2012) is a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Ian McKenzie (2013) is attending University of Miami Law School.

Jeri Mintzer (2011) Government Affairs Associate for Smart Growth America.

Ian Moore (2014) will be serving in the Peace Corp starting in January 2015 teaching English and water irrigation in Ecuador.

Caitlin Murphy (2014) is attending Tufts University on a scholarship for the MA program in Art and Museum Studies starting in Fall 2014.

Emily Nellermoe (2012) is attending law school at the University of South Carolina.

Matthew Priester  (2013) is attending Graduate School at College of Charleston for his Masters in Public Administration. (Expected graudation 2015)

Elyse Nicole (2012) is attending Georgetown University Nursing School.

Cameron O'Banion (2012) is an Administrative Resident at UF Health.  Completed MUSC's master in Health Administration Program.

Iona O'Donnell (2011), Conservation Campaign Manager, CCHQ, graduated from BPP Law School in London, England.

Elizabeth Pappas (2012) is attending law school at Tulane University Law School. (expected graduation 2015)

Kathryn Penry (2011), Legal Assistant Bracewell & Giuliana, LLP.

Bethany Phipps (2014) is moving to Thailand in Fall 2014 to teach English for a year.

Jenny Powell (2014) is working in Portland, ME in community outreach and environmental NGO work. 

Helen Rosko (2010), GIST Research, Oak Ridge Laboratories.  Served in the Peace Corp service as a Water Extension/Sanitation Agent for a rural village, 2 days travel from Bamako, Mali.

Sarah Sheafer (2014)  is volunteering for 10 months with the Tikkun Olam (“repairing the world”) program.  There, she will be teaching Arab women English and working in community centers with children.  She will also be visiting and volunteering with organizations that promote coexistence and peace in the region.  Upon completion, Sarah will be attending graduate school to study Peace and Conflict Resolution and Prevention.

Sarah Silberstein (2014) is teaching English in Italy to high school students and living with a host family.

David Skaggs (2012) is a County Services Representative, Charleston County Auditors' Office.

Shana Sue Smith (2014) is attending graduate school at Wilmington University for Elementary Education.

Molly Spence (2010), Education Consultant for Blackbaud.

Matthew Tarpey (2014) is attending the Ph.D. program at the University of Pittsburgh with full funding.  There he will study American politics and research methodology.

Allison Terry (2012) is attending the Cleveland Marshal College of Law to pursue Health Law. (expected graduation 2015)

Kelsi Ward (2010), is a Program Specialist - ECA Cultural Programs Division, US Department of State. She completed her Peace Corp service in August 2012.  She spent her time in the peace corp working in health promotion, educational advancement and community development in rural Peru.

Nina Wiersma (2014) is attending the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria starting in Fall 2014.

Mallory Wilson (2011), is an Account Executive at CBS radio.

Patrick Wilson (2011), is a Publishing Associate for Eagle Publishing.

Allen Wright (2010), is a Research Assistant at Columbia University pursuing a M.A. in Sociology and Education.

 

2000-2009 Alumni Updates

Sarah (Harvey) Ali (2008), Program Associate at Palestinian American Research Center (PARC).

Masters Degree in Arab Studies Candidate, Georgetown University.

Sherrie Armstrong (2001), Associate with Crowell Moring in D.C.

Iana Arsova (2007), production coordinator at Boeing Company.

Ilze (Visocka) Astad (2000), Director of Development for Coastal SC Region for Planned Parenthood.

J. Rhodes Bailey (2003), Associate at Grier, Cox & Cranshaw, LLC, previously a criminal defense attorney at the Richland County Public Defender's Office; JD from the University of South Carolina.

Ryan Beasley (2000), Attorney at Law office of Ryan E. Beasely Sr., in the Greater New Orleans area. 

Michael Bender (2000), Corporate Counsel and Director of The InterTech Group, Inc. in North Charleston, SC. Director of Gas Natural Inc., a publicly traded utility company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kenneth Berger (2004), Owner at the Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger.

Wesley Boling (2007), Attorney  at Wes  A. Boling, Esq. in Los Angeles.  Former Associate at DLA Piper LLP in San Diego practicing business and complex litigation; formerly, International Fellow in German Parliament, Masters in Political Science, S.U.N.Y Buffalo.

Robin (Franco) Bromberg (2003), Attorney at Balch & Bingham, LLP in Birmingham Alabama.

Marcy Buckner (2003), Senior Director of State Affairs, National Association of Health Underwriters; former Manager, State Affairs, American Occupational therapy Association; former Legislative Research Analyst, MultiState Associates, Inc. Graduated in May 2007 from New England School of Law.

Olga Chajewski (2003), Assistant Professor, Pathology and Lab medicine, MUSC.  Former Pathologist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Graduated from MUSC College of Medicine in 2007.

Stefanie Christensen (2008), Partnership Coordinator at Moblie Bay Keepers. She completed Master of Science, Rural Sociology in 2013 at Auburn University.

Josh Cockrell (2007), Director, Economic Development at Infinity Global Solutions.

P. Mark Condon (2001), Business Development Manager, Datamyne.

Bryan Cordell (2003),  Executive Director, Sustainability Institute, North Charleston.

Rebecca (Lockhart) Ellerton (2008), Employee Experience Specialist, at Blackbaud.

Jared Esselman (2009), Director of State Government, AOPA.

Claire Floore (2008), Associate with Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP in Chicago. 

Caroline Fowler (2008) works for EcoVentures International.

Kenny Gardner (2008), is a Business Litigation Associate, Nexsen Pruet; graduated from Charleston School of Law spring 2011.

Will Glasscock (2004), serving in the Peace Corp since April 2012 in rural East Java, Indonesia unitil June 2014.  Former Director, Government Relations for the Association for Public Television Stations; Masters in Political Management from GWU.

Nicholas C. Glover (2005), Florida market manager at Gas South and Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Thunkit, LLC.

Robert Going (2003), owns Going Law Firm which focuses on Real Estate Law on Hilton Head Island.  He graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008.

Ty Gorman (2006), Senior Energy Rebate Analyst,at Ecova.

Beverly Grainger (2008), Case Manager with the U.S. District Courts-Eastern District of Virginia.

Alicia Scherini Hall (2004), Associate in the Advocacy Department in Jackson, Mississippi law office of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkwitz. Graduated from the Mississippi College School of Law

Angela Hanyak (2008), Executive Project Assistant at PEC360, a healthcare start up.

Morgan Harrell (2003), Local Government & Economic Development Representative for SCANA.

Courtney Hereford (2009), recently completed a two-year Peace Corp posting in El Salvador and is currently working for the Catholic Church's Director of Programs for the resettlement of immigrants and refugees in the West Virginia area.

Lucas Hitt (2001), Chief, Communications Division, at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Terence M. Hoffman (2004), practicing owner, Terence Hoffman LLC, attorney at law.

Lindsay (Funderburk) Johnson (2009), Associate Attorney, Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick.

Michael Leitman (2004), Economist for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Washington D.C.; graduate of the London School of Economics.

Stephanie Mathis (2006) is a prodcuer - News 13 This Morning with WBTW news 13, a CBS-affiliated television station in Myrtle Beach, SC. She earned her Masters from Florida State University in 2007.

Anne McPhee (2002), Senior Associate with Snyder & Snyder, PA in Florida. J.D. from Law School at Nova Southeastern University in FL and LL.M. in Estate Planning at the University of Miami.

Karen Moldovan (2001) Program Manager for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault in Denver, CO. She had been in the U.S. Peace Corps in Tonga until June 2009.

Jenny Moser (2007), Attorney and founder, The Moser Law Firm, LLC in Charleston, SC. Graduated from the Charleston School of Law in December, 2009.

Tim Mullins (2004), Attorney/ Advisor at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Billie Murray (2000)  Assistant Professor, at Villanova University focused on Rhetoric and Social Justice since 2010. She earned her PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2010.

Tiffany Norton (2009) Events and Media Coordinator and Public Information Officer for the Town of Summerville,SC.

Jeremiah Pope (2003), consultant and founder of J Pope Consulting, LLC.

Brady Quirk-Garvan (2008) is serving as the Chair of the Charleston County Democratic Party.

Helen (Van Wagoner) Rosemont (2007) is a political officer in the U.S. Foreign Service at the Department of State.

Julio Rossington (2003), Attorney and Counselor at Law, Rossington Law Offices, LLC.; JD from University of SC Law School December 2005

Leah (Still) Schonfeld (2004), Human Resources Director, at the Citadel in Charleston, SC..

Lauren Scott (2004), working for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C.

James M. Shaw (2002), practicing law in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.

Sam Spence (2008), Web Editor at Charleston City Paper.

Tara Spicer (2001),Investor and Community Relations, Charleston Regional Development Alliance. She is on the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center Board of Directors as Vice President.  

Mike Sturzenbecker (2006), Senior Editor at Fire Protection Publications in Oklahoma City.

Kate Tiller (2007), Learning Specialist for Student Athletes at the College of Charleston. Graduate of the MPA program at the College of Charleston.

Joseph Williams (2003), is a Research Team Leader, Global Risk Group for IW Financial

Alexander Ziegler (2006), Assistant Solicitor at Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office, Charleston, SC.

1990-1999 Alumni Updates

Erin (Kenneally) Blevins (1994), Administrative Coordinator, Department of Political Science, College of Charleston.

Colleen Condon (1992), Charleston County Council member; Attorney, Condon Law Firm, LLC.

C. Connor Crook (1996) Owner, Law Office of C. Connor Crock.  Graduate of UVA law (1999).

Jessica (Clancy) Crowson (1997), is a partner with Rogers, Lewis, Jackson, Mann & Quinn, LLC in Columbia, SC. Jessica’s practice is both litigation and transactional law in the areas of telecommunications, eminent domain, condemnation, property, and contract/ lease negotiations.

Chris Day (1995), Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Charleston.

Ben Evans (1994), Director of Public Affairs & Federal Communications at National Biodiesel Board.

Phillip Ferderigos (1996), Attorney in Charleston for Barnwell Whaley Patterson and Helms.

Brian Freese (1991) Administrative Manager, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, UGA.

Katie Gibson (1993), Director of CGC Operations at Marketing and Recruiting for The Citadel Graduate College. 

Rich Harrill (1991), has been named acting director of the University of South Carolina's School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.  PhD from Clemson University in 2000.

Tammie C. Hoy (1996), President, together Consulting, Greenville, SC.

Bryan Jameson (1995), Policy Analyst, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

Catherine LaFond (1993), Attorney,  LaFond, LLC. Charleston, SC

Joel Kyle (Varner) Lahm (1995), North Charleston's Mayor's Office on Education, Youth and Family Coordinator.

J. Celeste Lay (1998), Associate Professor in Political Science, Tulane University in New Orleans. Author of A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America (2012 Temple University Press).

Mark Lisella (1994), President, Lisella Public Affairs, LLC.

Hugh A. MacLean (1992) received a Master of Divinity degree with high distinction from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Shcool of Theology in Brookine, MA in 2012. He is a clergyman of the Greek Orthodox Dioceses of America.

Benjamin Ogletree (1994), Senior Counsel, Proskauer, Rose LP. 

Abigail (Edwards) Saunders (1994), Associate Dean of Students at the Charleston School of Law. JD from UNC, Chapel Hill.

Carmen Scott (1996), helps lead Motley Rice's mass tort pharmaceutical litigation, managing complex personal injury and economic recovery damages cases on behalf of victims of medical negligence, harmful prescription drugs and misconduct.

Amanda Smith (1990), RCM Model Manager at MUSC.

Dennis Turner (1998) is a Lieutenant in the Hanahan Police Department.  He recently graduated from the FBI national Academy.

Jessica (Driscoll) Whittaker (1997) Attorney , Law offices of Patricia A. McArdle & Associates.

Stephanie Leonard Yarbrough (1995),  Attorney with Womble Carlyle in Charleston, SC.

1980-1989 Updates

David Collins (1982), Of Council,Womble Carlyle.

Joe Ferrara, Ph.D. (1982), Chief of Staff for Georgetown Public Policy Institute since July 1, 2012.  Formerly Associate Dean at Georgetown University

Robert Morrow (1987), financial advisor with Carolina Capital Management, was recently recognized by the MetLife Broker Dealer Group for his achievements in the investment industry.  Morrow was named to the Inner Circle program, which recognized a select number of professionals for their excellence in the area of client services and investment sales.

Flo Vinson (1982), Practices law in Florence, SC with Folkens Law Firm. Past President of the SC State Bar.

1970-1979 Alumni Updates

James Carroll (1978), was elected in November 2012 to a four year term on Isle of Palms City Council in South Carolina.