Department of Sociology
News and Events - Alumni
Stephanie Hainley, class of 2006, Major: Sociology; Minor: Film & Television Studies, has been working for White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc. doing commercial real estate consulting in downtown Burlington, VT. Beginning as a research analyst and then as the project manager, Stephanie has worked on many projects for clients including Fletcher Allen Health Care, Lowe's Home Centers, and Healthy Living Natural Foods Market. Working with colleagues, making public presentations, and collaborating on unique project strategies, she employs all skills initially developed in the UVM Sociology Department. Stephanie is currently earning her MBA from Champlain College and her CCIM Designation. She lives in Burlington's south end, enjoys dancing, and goes snowshoeing & hiking whenever Vermont's weather permits!
Lindsey Rorden, class of 2010, moved to Boston, where I have been working for a National Oncology Group, coordinating cancer clinical research trials. I have been part of a team working on a phase III Breast Cancer study that will follow patients for 15 years, and hopefully end in a new investigational drug being approved by the FDA to be used to treat Breast Cancer. I plan on continuing this work and hope to go to graduate school to pursue a Master's in Public Health in the near future.
Janai Smith, class of 2011, has been working part-time and interning part-time. The first position is at a Mental Health facility which houses Mentally Ill adults who have been released from state institutions, which strives to introduce and implement the core necessities of entering back into mainstream society. Clients are assigned case managers who help them with a variety of things such as medication adherence, health services, and daily life skills. My role is to ensure that all residents are provided these essential areas of support by interacting with them, managing their files, and facilitating the hiring process.
My other position is as a Human Rights Education & Advocacy Intern for
an organization called the Advocacy Lab. The AdLab partners with high schools with limited or no access to human rights education to offer creative educational programming and advocacy skills training around
human rights. My role as an intern is to facilitate a Human Rights course that addresses basic human rights and introduce concepts of activism, advocacy, and community organizing. At the end of the
semester, I plan to continue my Human Rights training to get the experience needed for my Master's in International Development in the Fall of 2012.
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