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College of Arts and Sciences

Global and Regional Studies

A Sampling of Russian Language and Russian/East European Studies Graduates and Their Career Paths

  • Chris Nyberg ('09) - Awarded scholarship to Monterrey Institute of International Studies to pursue an MBA in International Business;
  • Alex Eleftherakis (’09) - Two-month internship with Kitezh Community Center, Kaluga, Russia prior to employment at a Moscow Law Firm, Fall, 2009;
  • Brittany Seraphin (’08) - University of Maryland Flagship Program in Russian Studies in preparation for year-long business internship in St. Petersburg, Russia;
  • Renee Lariviere (’07) - ACTR Russian Program in St. Petersburg (’05); Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Embassy, Moscow (’08);
  • Emma Hitchcock (’06) - ACTR Russ. Prog. in St. Petersburg (’05); teaching English in Mytishchi & Zelinograd, Russia, ‘07;
  • Kris Jenson ('06) - ACTR Russian Program in St. Petersburg (’05); pursuing M.A. degree in Slavic Linguistics, BU, ’06;
  • Nonna Aydinyan (’05) - Researcher for Economic and Policy Resources for Vermont State Economist Jeffrey Carr;
  • William Huling (’04) - CIEE Academic Year Program at St. Petersburg University (’03-’04);
  • Natasha Khrolenko (’04) - ACTR Program at Moscow St. Univ. (’03); painting and writing in Russian art community, NYC;
  • Eva Hruska (’03) - Pursuing a M.A. degree in Slavic and East European Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas, 2005;
  • Nate Douglas (’02) - Teaching English to Russian businessmen in Vladivostok, Russia, 9‘02-’03); Legal Assistant at Baker and McKenzie, LLP, Washington, D.C.; Law School at Washington & Lee University (’08);
  • Sarah D’Amico (’02) - Academic and Research Exchanges Division of IREX, Washington, D.C. (’03-‘05): pursuing M.A. degree in Russian Business & Economics at Monterrey Institute, CA (’05-)
  • Erin Loskutoff (’02) - CIEE Russian language study at St. Petersburg University [Fall, ‘00]; Peace Corps (Mongolia), ‘02-’04
  • Kelly Knickmeier (’02) - CIEE Russian language study at St. Petersburg Univeristy [Fall, ‘02]; Editorial Assistant for Russian Review; currently pursuing Ph.D. work in Russian literature at the University of Kansas, 03-; Lecturer, Slavic Languages, University of Kansas, ’08-
  • Mary Kate Guccion (’02) - Graduated from Pace Law School May 2008, currently clerking for Hon. Cecelia Morris, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, Poughkeepsie Division.
  • Joe Bowman ('01) - Business Internship, Moscow (Spring, '01), Khemka Ltd.; Exec. Director, Westlinks Consultants, Moscow [‘02]; CEO Optiva Technology, Moscow [‘02-present]
  • Jennifer Smith (’99) - Dual M.A. Degree from Univ. of Michigan—Russian Studies and M.S. in Natural Resource Policy (2004); IREX Young Leaders for Public Service Fellow, Irkutsk, Russia (2004); Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. (2004-2005); Program Coordinator, Tahoe/Baikal Institute, Irkutsk, Russia (2005-)
  • Mary Beggs (’99) - Peace Corps Teacher in Russian Far East, Magadan, ‘99-‘02
  • Keith Stephan ('99) - Business Internship, Moscow (Spring-Fall, '98); Xerox Corp., Moscow ['98-]
  • Jessica Messer ('98) - Internship in Russian Non-Profit Business Group, Moscow ['98-]
  • Karin Johnson ('97) - Vermont/Karelia Rule of Law Project, Program Director, Vermont/Russia ['98-]
  • Hobart Popick ('96) - Russian Program Assistant, Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C. ['96-]
  • Jeremy Hourigan ('96) - Ph.D. recipient in Arctic & Siberian Geologic Studies, Stanford Univ. ['96-02]; Post doctoral re-search in Russian Arctic and at Yale University [‘03-‘04]; Tenure track Ass’t. Prof. in Geology Dept. at UC Santa Cruz [’05-]
  • Jesse Loeb, ('95) - Bus. Internship, Moscow (Fall, 1994); Russiter Const., Moscow ['95-]; Floor of Moscow Stock Exc. ('97-)
  • Rick Snyder ('94) - Russian Program Coordinator, Geonomics Institute, Middlebury, VT. ['95-96] ; Program Assistant UVM Advancement Office ['97-‘01]; Alumni Research Program, Phillips Exeter Academy, [‘02-]
  • Kelly McCann, ('94) - Project Harmony Coord., Russia ('95-96); Russian Trade Show Rep., Conn./Moscow ['97-]
  • Jennifer Grollman ('94) - Research Assistant, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Washington, D.C. ('94); Program Officer, National Conference on Soviet Jewry, Wash., D.C.; currently working in internat’l. health in Geneva, Switzerland (2000-]
  • John Almeida ('94) - Int’l. Marketing Dept.., Fly-Graphics, Boston, ['95]; MBA & Russian M.A., Boston College [200l]k
  • Vladimir Luzader ('94) - Russian Business Internship, Moscow (summer-fall, 1994); Marketing Department, Ernst and Young Accounting (Big Six), Moscow ['95-]
  • Denise Gervais ('94) - Russian Business Internship, Moscow (Spring, 1993); International Health Services, Boston (1994); Project Administrator, Russian Export Firm, Moscow ['94-]; U.S. Customs Agent, Boston ['98-]
  • Caleb Daniloff ('94) - Bus. Reporter with the Moscow Times Newspaper, Moscow, ['94-‘98]; reporter with Addison Times
  • Chris Siliski ('93) - Peace Corps, Latvia and Russia ('94-'96); Budget Analyst, USAID, Silver Spring, Md., ['96-]
  • Jessica Atkins ('93) - Program Officer, National. Conf. on Soviet Jewry, Washington, D.C. ('93-)
  • Jerome Spencer, ('93) - M.A. in Russian, Purdue University ('93); Law School degree, George Washington Univ.; currently working in Baltimore County, MA district attorney’s office [l999-]
  • Sydney Fisher ('91) - PBN Public Relations Firm (Moscow); Conducted Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993; Dir. of Communications, Odwall, Inc., San Francisco, CA [-94-97]; Columbia Journalism School ['97-]
  • Hugh Truslow ('91) - Assistant Editor/Translator for N.Y.Times Week in Review (New York, '92-)
  • Chip Brower ('89) - REA Tour Guide ('89, Central Asia); East Eur. Materials Mgr., Polaroid, ('89-92, Moscow); Dorsey & Whitney Law Firm (Russia/Eurasia Group), Minn., MN ('95-‘97); grad. Univ. of Virginia Law School; Prof. of Int’l. Law, Univ. of Mississippi (’99)
  • Linda Giudice ('89) - Office Manager, Edouard Nakhamkin Russian Imports ('89-92, New York); Office Manager, Liggett-Ducat, ('92-present, Moscow)
  • Ursula Owre ('89) - Monitor PBS News Assistant Producer ('90-'92, Boston); NBC News Producer, ('92-‘00, Moscow); Foreign New Analyst, MSNBC News, New York, ‘00-present
  • Matthew Ryan ('90) - Mgr., Russian Correspondence Unit, "Statistica" ('90-'94); Internat’l. Law Student, University of Texas Law School ('94-‘97); Partner in Allensworth and Porter, L.L.P., Austin, TX Law Firm (’98--present)
  • Jennifer Schmauder ('88) - U.S. Information Agency Interpreter, Russia, ('88-'90); Program Officer International Research and Educational Exchange, Washington, D.C. ('93-)
  • Monica Shepherd (’87) - Internship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (9 mos.); Research scholar for Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology & Policy, Boston University, 2006-2009
  • Don Fox ('89) - Assistant General Manager, Forte Cashmere Co. (Rhode Island, Russia, CIS)
  • Tom Rathburn ('88) - U.S. Embassy, Moscow (1989-)
  • Darcy Weber ('88) - U.S. Department of Defense ('88--2009)
  • Kristine Kaye ('88) - U.S. Department of State ('88-2009)
  • Eric McCloskey ('88) - Joint MBA/M.A. Degree, Russian/ East European Studies, University of Michigan ('97-); McKinsey and Company, Warsaw, Poland (’98-’01); Boston Consulting Group (works in Russia, Poland, Kazakhstan: ’03-present)
  • Peter Christiansen ('86) - Marine Resources Co., Internat’l. (joint Russ./US fishing venture,1986-1990); Distinguished Fellow, Institute Current World Affairs ('91-'93); Mgr., Sea-Land Internat’l., Siberia ('94-96); Sea-Land Logistics Manager, FSU, Moscow ('96-’05;); General Manager North West Russia, Maersk Line/Maersk Logistics, St. Petersburg, RU (’06-)
  • Doug Smith ('85) - U.S. Inform. Agency Interpreter-Guide, (Russia, '85-86); Radio Liberty-Radio Free Europe Correspond-ent (1991) Ph.D., Russian History, UCLA; Scholar in Residence, History Dept. University of Washington (2002-present)
  • Julie Poger ('84) - U.S. Information Agency Interpreter-Guide ('85-'86, Moscow); Russian Translator/Interpre-ter, U.S. State Department; Russian Interpreter for Hillary Rodham-Clinton and Tipper Gore (1993-1994)
  • Allan Russo ('85) - Ph.D., Harriman Institute, Columbia University; Director, Carnegie Center on Russian Affairs, Moscow ('97-'00); Principal Russian Advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, London ('01-)

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