Honors College Homecoming Coffee & Alumni Panel - October 15, 2011
On Saturday, October 15, spend your morning with Honors College alumni, students, faculty and staff. Enjoy a reception in the Honors College beginning at 8:30 a.m., then hear about post-graduate life from several Honors College alumnae. The panel, moderated by Associate Dean Lisa Schnell, will talk about what they've done in their post-UVM lives and how their experiences in the Honors College helped to shape who they are today. The panel will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Stafford 101.
Sarah Krauss, Class of 2006
Sarah Krauss (Adler) graduated in 2006 with a B.A. in English and Philosophy. She returned to Boston, her hometown, to take a position with Combined Jewish Philanthropy, working in non-profit development and governance. In 2007, she began working in the Office of Career Services at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, launching her career in higher education. Sarah attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education, earning her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration in 2010. While working toward her master's degree, she served as an academic advisor at Lasell College and directed In Common, the Harvard graduate school peer helpline, an after-hours counseling service. After completing her graduate work, Sarah relocated to Washington, DC with her husband. She presently works as an Academic Advisor at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at the George Washington University, where she volunteers with the university's Sexual Assault Crisis Consultation team.
Melissa Martin, Class of 2008
Originally from Manahawkin, NJ, Melissa currently lives with her fiance in Gloucester, MA with their dog (Rascal) and bunny (Pepper). Since obtaining her B.A. in Psychology at UVM, she has earned her M.S.Ed in Severe Special Needs from Simmons College, and co-authored two poster presentations (for BABAT and ABA) with the data from her graduate thesis. While completing her masters, she worked for two years at the New England Center for Children with children and young adults on the autism spectrum. She completed her practicum while at Bigelow Middle School in Newton, MA, and has since taken a job in the Marblehead School District as the 7th grade therapeutic lead teacher. Melissa hopes to continue her education in the upcoming years by obtaining certification in Applied Behavior Analysis and through additional study in the areas of special education and autism.
Kameron Harris, Class of 2009
Kameron grew up in a rustic house in Salisbury, Vermont. Intrigued by the seemingly mystical conclusions of relativity and quantum theory, he entered UVM to study physics but ended up earning a degree in mathematics as well. Since graduating, Kameron lived in Chile while on a Fulbright scholarship, studying better ways of running the capital city bus system and exploring the mountains in his free time. He also attended the 2011 Complex Systems Summer School at the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kameron's current research runs the gamut from forecasting chaos to measuring happiness. He is currently working towards an MSc in math at UVM and plans to enter an applied math PhD at a top school.
Daniel Lim, Class of 2009
When asked where he is from, Daniel will say, "Brooklyn", since he spent much of his life in the Big Apple, but he was born in Myanmar and lived there for eight years before immigrating to the U.S. Daniel studied ecological design and sustainable community development and graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in Natural Resources. He went straight to graduate school afterward to pursue a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning at Pratt Institute. He was a fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development where he co-wrote the Jackson Heights Green Agenda sustainability plan. He took a leave of absence to work briefly at a public interest campaigning firm. He has since returned to Pratt and will be completing his thesis developing emergency response plans for vulnerable communities. In the future, he hopes to work on developing socially just, urban sustainability policies for NYC and other cities.
Dana Gulley, Class of 2010
Dana S. Gulley, of Garrison, NY, graduated from the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont in May of 2010. An Environmental Studies major with a concentration in Political Science, Dana spent six months after graduation working as a Congressional Intern with the National Park Service at Ellis Island and then on Capitol Hill in the office of Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA). She now serves as the Outreach and Development Coordinator for Riverkeeper, a member-supported watchdog organization that has been dedicated to defending the Hudson River and the New York City drinking water watershed for forty-five years. After spending some time working in the non-profit sector, Dana plans to pursue a law degree focusing on public service, environmental justice, and community.
Last modified October 19 2011 04:59 PM