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At the School of Global Studies and Languages (GSL), we are thrilled to integrate international studies, area studies, and all our language and literature programs. In doing so, we also unite our diverse alumni from these disciplines. GSL fosters an understanding of global complexities and multilingualism, providing our students with a unique vantage point, the ability to see the world from different perspectives. This preparation enables them to inhabit multiple worlds, build relationships across cultures, and serve as mediators in a divided world. As our students embark on a bold new chapter in our impressive legacy, they gain inspiration from our vast network of alumni across the globe. This page offers a glimpse into that expansive community.

Featured Alumni

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Amy Schenk
International Studies - 2018
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Ian McLoone
Spanish, Latin America and Cross-cultural Communication - 2006
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Terence McCulley
French, History - 1979
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Yen Mai
International Studies - 2012
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Our Alumni

Graduated 2006
Brendan Arkell Morley
Japanese, Chinese
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Brendan is an assistant professor of Japanese at George Washington University. He teaches courses in both Japanese language and literature, and his areas of research include political philosophy, Sinitic and vernacular literature, and Japan's premodern economy....
Graduated 1991
Laura Axon
Romance languages
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Laura is a Library Media Specialist in Portland Public Schools. She completed her Master’s in Educational Leadership at the University of Oregon. Laura has a strong focus on Information Literacy Teaching and Learning for her students. She is a Board Member on Action 4 Media Education. Laura is curre...
Graduated 2006
Melissa Barker-Haliski
Biology and French
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Dr. Melissa Barker-Haliski is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Washington. She obtained a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Utah. She has led the identification and pharmacological characterization of a diversity of novel preclini...
Graduated 1993
Oliver Beiersdorf
International Studies, German
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Oliver Beiersdorf is a partner in the New York office of Reed Smith LLP, a global law firm. For over 20 years, Oliver has represented clients in some of their most complex and challenging legal matters, whether inside or outside the courtroom. He has extensive industry experience in aviation, shippi...
Graduated 2011
Casey Billings
International Studies, Minors in Spanish and Communications
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Casey Billings graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 where she studied International Studies, Spanish and Communications. After graduation, she pursued work at an international student exchange company and in corporate events before moving to Spain to teach English. During her two years in...
Graduated 2023
蘇晨 - Sophia Bird
Chinese Language and Global Studies (Media, Journalism and Communications)
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Sophia was a UO Summit and Diversity Excellence Scholar and 2023 Summa Cum Laude graduate. She completed the Chinese Flagship Program and participated in their capstone year abroad in Taiwan. Since graduating, she has translated for Alliance for a Healthier Generation and volunteers with The Nanchan...
Graduated 2006
James Cody Birkey
International Studies, International Economics
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James Cody Birkey ’06 is Senior Vice President at JLL (Jones Lang Lasalle), where he is the US Practice Area Lead for Civic Reinvestment and Housing. In this role, he and his team advise public entities and mission-driven organizations on complex real estate matters and pivotal urban projects. Birke...
Graduated 2011
Boris Bourget
Political Science, International Studies
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Boris is a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He investigates and prosecutes individuals of tax crimes and other white-collar offenses nationwide. In this role, Boris is often working with foreign government authorities to obtain evidence of offshore tax evasi...
Graduated 2016
Brandon Brezic
General Social Science, Minors in Latin American Studies and Geography
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Brandon Brezic is a Senior Real Estate Development Project Manager for Central City Concern. Brandon Brezic Graduated from University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in General Social Science Concentration in Applied Economics, Business & Society. He also holds a double minor in Latin American...
Graduated 1993
Greg Brooks-English
International Studies, Education/TESOL
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Greg Brooks-English, a global citizen and veteran international traveler, taught in South Korea as an Assistant Professor in the College of English at Yonsei University (the oldest and largest Christian university) for 12 years, and 5 years at Dongguk University (the oldest and largest Buddhist univ...
Graduated 2022
Tallulah Brown Van Zee
Journalism, Global Studies
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Tallulah Brown Van Zee is a photojournalist and geopolitical writer in Washington, D.C. While working, she is obtaining her Master of Arts degree in Photojournalism at George Washington University. Before working in journalism, Tallulah worked in the nonprofit sector. She was a grant writer and work...
Graduated 2014
James Burns
International Studies - Spanish
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James "Alex" Burns is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. As of 2024, he has served in the Philippines and Madagascar. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Alex taught English in South Korea then moved to Washington, D.C. to work at the Foreign Service Instit...
Graduated 2017
Alexis Busso
International Studies and Spanish, Language Teaching Studies
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Alexis Busso is a Global Teaching Instructor at Tokyo International University in Japan, where she has been teaching for the past six years. She helps Japanese students improve their English language proficiency and supports international students in enhancing their technology literacy skills and ac...
Graduated 1997
Sarah Cannon
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Sarah Cannon is a Senior Copywriter at Accenture, a global consulting firm. Sarah has over fifteen years of experience as a writer, editor, and creative strategist, adapting to diverse client needs on accounts with Microsoft, Salesforce, Disney, and more. Sarah earned her Masters in Fine Arts in Cre...
Graduated 2021
Yacquelin Carrasco Vivar
Asian Studies, Korean
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Yacquelin Carrasco Vivar is an English Teacher in South Korea. Right after graduating the University of Oregon with a Second Language Acquisition and Teaching certificate, she started working as an English Language Learning Teacher Assistant and a Spanish Teacher, in which she helped students learn ...
Graduated 1992
Nancy Carré
English, French
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Nancy Carré is the owner of a successful grant writing consulting business, specializing in securing funding for nonprofits on both national and international levels. Graduating summa cum laude in 1992, Nancy continued her academic journey by obtaining a master’s degree in reading, a master’s degree...
Graduated 2009
Evan Centanni
International Studies & Linguistics
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Evan Centanni is the award-winning founder, editor, and lead cartographer of Political Geography Now (, an online resource for map-illustrated articles on changes to the world’s countries, borders, and other territorial arrangements. When possible, his work seeks to undermine simpl...
Graduated 2007
Marcus Chan
Business, Chinese
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Marcus Chan is the CEO of Venli Consulting Group. He helps B2B salespeople earn $250K-$500K+/year and develop record-breaking sales skills with his coaching and training programs for reps and teams. Marcus is an official member of the Forbes Business Council and has also been featured in Forbes, Yah...
Graduated 2020
Jessica Christopulos
Psychology, Minors in Global Health and Sociology
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Jessica Christopulos, LCSW, MPH, is an Oncology Social Worker at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She holds dual Master's degrees in Social Work and Public Health from Boston University and has been recognized as a Ruth Cowin Award winner for her outstanding academic achievements....
Graduated 2023
Mariana Cruz-Martinez
Global Studies, Anthropology
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Mariana Cruz-Martinez graduated from the University of Oregon in 2023 with a B.A. in Global Studies (Tourism, Latin American and the Caribbean) and Anthropology (Cultural), in addition to two minors in Spanish and Latinx Studies. She was a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship recipient and studied abroad ...
Graduated 2020
McKenna Disney
Spanish, Education
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McKenna double majored in Spanish and Education and now uses her degrees to work as a public educator in a Spanish dual language immersion school for Portland Public Schools. Her passion for bilingual education drives my commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. With a fo...
Graduated 2010
Alison Ecker
Ethnic Studies
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Alison Ecker is an Oregon-licensed attorney practicing immigration law. She was born and raised in Albany, Oregon. Alison has lived, studied, and worked in every major city in Oregon from Eugene to Portland, where she now lives. She lived for several years in Mexico City with her husband (who is Mex...
Graduated 2007
Joe Feldman
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Joe Feldman is an assistant professor of anthropology at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Much of his research has focused on the memorialization of political violence in Peru. Currently, he teaches courses in cultural anthropology, applied anthropology, and Latin American studies at MSU...
Graduated 2012
Bayley Fesler
Business Administration, Japanese
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Bayley Fesler has been the Director of Revenue Operations at Xactly since September 2022. In this role, she is responsible for Sales Compensation, Quote-to-Cash, Deal Desk, and aligning the overall sales motion to the Go-to-Market across people, processes & technology. She has worked in Revenue ...
Graduated 2013
Cooper Findlay
Spanish, History
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Cooper Findlay is a passionate advocate for justice with a degree in History and Spanish from the University of Oregon. His studies in the Global Studies and Languages Department significantly enhanced his ability to serve as a lawyer and public defender. Driven by a commitment to fight for the unde...
Graduated 2014
Chris Fuglestad
International Studies, French
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Chris Fuglestad ‘14 is the Assistant Director for Health & Safety in the Office of Study Abroad at the University of Chicago. He has worked in the field of international education for over 10 years, and his roles have taken him around the world including time spent in Senegal and Québec. He rout...
Graduated 2023
Isaac Garcia
Global Studies (Immigration Policy)
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Isaac Garcia graduated from the U of O and is now a Financial Representative at Modern Woodmen of America. He has made significant contributions to his Latino community by organizing and leading workshops and community events. These initiatives have provided valuable resources and education on finan...
Graduated 2023
Rowan Glass
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Rowan Glass is an anthropologist, journalist, editor, and filmmaker from Oregon. His research, reporting, and travels have taken him across Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. In all his work, Rowan endeavors to tell engaging stories about underreported people and places through incisive resear...
Graduated 2010
Annika Godefroy
International Studies, French
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Annika Godefroy currently works as Director of Exchanges for MICEFA, a Franco-American university exchange program located in Paris, France. While studying at the University of Oregon, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Angers, France in 2008. After graduating in 2010, she began the TAPIF pr...
Graduated 2016
Alex Graybar
International Studies (Business) & Humanities
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Alex Graybar is the Founder and CEO of Voter, a civic tech platform dedicated to transforming democratic engagement. With a background in international business and a passion for conscious capitalism, Alex has spearheaded initiatives that leverage technology for social good. His philosophy centers o...
Graduated 2012
Lauren Greenhall
Comparative Literature and Judaic Studies, Minor in Creative Writing
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Lauren Greenhall is an award-winning, webby nominated producer and director known for their community forward approach, comedy background, and commitment to inclusiveness. She has directed TV and video for Nat Geo, The New Yorker, The New York Post, CBS Interactive, HuffPost, Amazon Originals, and I...
Graduated 2010
Kathy Griesmyer
Spanish, International Studies (Diplomacy and Law)
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Kathy currently serves as the Government Affairs Director for the City of Boise where she represents the City at the Idaho State Legislature and in Congress. In her role, Kathy works to advocate for the needs of Boise residents and the city’s programs, including access to affordable housing, support...
Graduated 2004
Briana L. K. Harris
International Studies
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Briana Harris is an educational consultant living in Brooklyn, New York. Since graduating from University of Oregon, she became a New York City Teaching Fellow and began an almost 20-year career in education and community engagement and empowerment in New York City. Deeply interested in the intersec...
Graduated 2023
Chloe Henderson
Marketing, Minor in Food Studies
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Chloe graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasizing Marketing and a minor in Food Studies. After graduation, Chloe had the opportunity to be a Social Media and Marketing intern at Divine Feminine Forum in NYC. She conducted comprehensive g...
Graduated 2023
Trevor Higgins
Global Studies (Conflict Resolution and Diplomacy)
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Trevor Higgins currently works as the Digital Marketing Manager for the Global Philanthropy Forum, a project of the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. After graduating, Trevor applied for an internship with GPF and was incredibly lucky to be brought on the team for the Global Philanthropy Forum...
Graduated 2013
Ryan Hoover
International Studies
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Ryan Hoover is the Director of Operations at Cleantech Open West Coast, home to over 400 cleantech start-ups from across the West....
Graduated 1997
Jason Houston
Italian, Literature
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Dr. Jason Houston is Dean of and Gonzaga in Florence and Associate Professor of Italian at Gonzaga University, where he teaches Dante and leads the Gonzaga in Florence campus. He completed his BA in Italian and Medieval Studies at the University of Oregon. He went on to take his M.Phil in Medieval S...
Graduated 2017
Ellen Hovde
Public Relations, Minor in Spanish
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Ellen Hovde is a Strategic Onboarding & Incubation Manager at Walmart Marketplace and helps domestic and international business owners sell on Previously, Ellen worked at Amazon as a Global Sales Account Manager responsible for recruiting top US business owners to sell on Amazon Ind...
Graduated 1986
Laurie Hurtado Vessely
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My name is Laurie Hurtado Vessely and I am a retired physician (endocrinologist). While I hardly used French in my career, I am still happy to have gotten a French degree. Now that I am retired, I am immersed in language study, taking multiple classes weekly in both French and Spanish and listening ...
Graduated 2019
Kenya Jimenez
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Kenya Jimenez graduated with her BA at the University of Arizona in 2017 and her MA in Italian at the University of Oregon in 2019. Kenya is an Academic Advisor for a Cristo Rey Network School in Tucson, Arizona. She is also a PhD student in the Higher Education program at the University of Arizona....
Graduated 1990
Michael Jordan
International Studies
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Michael Jordan is the COO/Operations Leader for the newly formed EV Charging Solutions business within CBRE, the world's largest real estate company. Michael's curiosity and analytical nature has always drawn him to innovation -- a web-based restaurant guide in 2005, a six sigma program at a large h...
Graduated 2002
Florence Ramond Jurney
Romance Languages, PhD
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Florence Ramond Jurney is a Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Gettysburg College with over twenty years teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Her research centers on Caribbean literature, particularly francophone women authors that were the focus of her first two manuscripts. ...
Graduated 1991
Marcus Kauffman
International Studies
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Marcus Kauffman, Biomass Resource Specialist, Oregon Department of Forestry. He leads statewide and regional economic development efforts focused on equitable job creation, forest resiliency, and low-carbon building solutions. He helps lead the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, serves as the Coalition's...
Graduated 2023
Alexandra Korer
Sociology, Spanish
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Hello! My name is Alexandra and I am a recent University of Oregon graduate with degrees in Spanish and Sociology and a minor in Legal Studies. Passionate about social justice and community investment, I believe in the power of understanding diverse experiences. At UO, I contributed to Jocelyn Holla...
Graduated 2000
Takuya Kuronuma
International Studies, Minor in Chinese
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Takuya Kuronuma, a group manager at Digital Transformation Div. HQ at NSK Ltd, is currently leading global supply chain transformation initiatives after being a global supply chain manager and ASEAN & India regional supply chain manager (based in Singapore) at the 3rd largest bearings manufactur...
Graduated 1998
Jeffrey Lee
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Jeffrey Lee is a Lead Product Manager at Nike. After graduation UO, he worked at in Seattle and Tokyo. He moved from Seattle to San Francisco to Portland and has remained there for 20 years....
Graduated 2006
Kara Linse Buckley
Spanish, Business
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Kara Linse Buckley (BA, Spanish and Business, 2006) is a Senior Advisor consulting at the intersection of impact and innovation in sport. She leverages her Spanish and Portuguese language skills to advise senior leaders at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, LA28, Riot Games, Visa, and two ...
Graduated 2008
Jacqui Low
Business Administration (Global Management Certificate), Minor in Chinese
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Jacqui Low is the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Fascinated by people and culture, Jacqui has worked in education, healthcare, and retail sectors in human resources both in the US and internationally (Guangzhou, China). Jacqui has a China Internation...
Graduated 2012
Danny Lu
Global Studies - International Business Focus, Chinese
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Danny Lu - Founding Member and Senior Vice President at Powin. Shortly after graduation, Danny had founded Powin Energy with his father Joseph Lu. Danny played a critical role in growing Powin into into a leading energy storage provider with over $1 billion USD in annual revenues and recently featur...
Graduated 2021
Brooke MacDonald
Advertising, Minor in Iranian
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Brooke is an in-house marketing coordinator with four years of experience across both B2B and B2C industries. She specializes in branding, graphic design, and creative marketing and is responsible for elevating brand identities through cohesive campaigns and innovative design. In her current role at...
Graduated 2012
Yen Mai
International Studies
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Yen is a Government Innovation Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL) where she helps governments develop unarmed, non-police responses to 911 calls involving mental and behavioral health. She is a barred attorney with extensive experience working to advance equity and...
Graduated 2009
Jared Maier
Asian Studies, Minor in Business Administration
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Jared Maier is the CEO and Principal of Lexis Language Center, an international school alternative in Tokyo, Japan. After moving to Japan in 2010, he has focused deeply on education and business. Witnessing the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima #2 Nuclear Power Plant meltdown in 2011,...
Graduated 2020
Ellison Marks
Public Relations, Spanish
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Ellison graduated with a BA in Public Relations in March 2020. As an SOJC student, she interned in Barcelona for Wash Rocks, creating press packages and managing social media. Currently, she is a marketing coordinator at Systems West Engineers, handling proposals, website updates, event planning, Li...
Graduated 1994
Diane Martinez
Romance Languages
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Diane Martinez is the current Professional Development Nurse Educator for Providence Health Systems, and a clinical instructor for Washington State University. She holds eleven years of nursing experience and is a native speaker of Spanish with a certification in medical interpreting. She graduated ...
Graduated 1979
Terence McCulley
French, History
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Former US Ambassador to Mali, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire; current Senior Managing Director at McLarty Associates and Chairman of US-Nigeria Council for Food Security, Trade and InvestmentTerence McCulley is a retired member of the US Senior Foreign Service whose impressive career has spanned nearly ...
Graduated 2006
Ian McLoone
Spanish, Latin America and Cross-cultural Communication
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Ian McLoone is an addiction therapist and co-founder of Expanse Minnesota, a state-of-the-art mental health clinic in Minnesota. Since completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon, Ian went on to pursue a graduate degree in addiction and mental health counseling from the Universit...
Graduated 1999
Gerry Meenaghan
Russian, East European Studies
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Gerry Meenaghan has been a faculty member and Cooperative Education Coordinator at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon since 2012. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Kyrgyz Republic, 2000-1) and alumni of the Japan Exchanges in Teaching (JET) Program (2002-2005). He is an Ironman-distance ...
Graduated 2022
Kirsten Meyer
Public Relations and Spanish, Minors in Sports Business and Nonprofit Administration
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Kirsten Meyer is an Assistant Account Executive at the Portland office of Quinn Thomas, where she supports clients with campaign reporting, content development, social media management, website administration, and media relations. She supports prominent clients such as Lane Electric Cooperative, a m...
Graduated 1976
Jim Mockford
Asian Studies, Japanese
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"Jim" Mockford, retired after over 20 years in the computer electronics and software industry in a position that involved work in China, Japan, and Taiwan and previous positions in education and public affairs involving Japan. Currently, he is the Board President of the Northwest China Council since...
Graduated 2002
Shelby Moledina
Computer and Information Science, Japanese
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Shelby is a game and film director, with 20+ years of experience in games, and 30+ titles shipped.  She has held a variety of game development roles that blend her technical, creative, and business skills: gameplay programmer, Executive Producer, Director of Product, Game Director, and COO. She...
Graduated 2021
Morgan Mooney-McCarthy
Spanish, Political Science
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Morgan is currently a legal assistant while preparing to attend law school. She graduated cum laude in 2021. She continued to receive her masters degree in human rights from Columbia University. She is dedicated to defending human rights and promoting equity. ...
Graduated 2015
Jackson Morawski
Asian Studies, Philosophy, Japanese
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Jackson Morawski is an attorney at Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP, an Anchorage, Alaska-based law firm. After graduating cum laude from the University of Oregon with a triple major in Asian Studies, Philosophy, and Japanese, Jackson moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the International Affairs depart...
Graduated 2011
Ruby Novello
Global Studies
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Ruby Novello is a Global Advisor on Equity & Inclusion at Water For People where she provides support to mainstream gender and social inclusion within the organization and its water, health and sanitation (WASH) programming in 9 countries. Ruby has a MA from American University’s School of Inter...
Graduated 1993
Miguel Olivares
International Studies
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Miguel Olivares is a Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service-the export promotion branch of the U.S. Government. As an accomplished international trade professional, Miguel guides and counsels export-minded U.S. companies ranging from first time exporters, to seasoned ...
Graduated 2012
Emily Palmer
International Studies, Minor in African Studies
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Emily Palmer is a seasoned criminal law attorney currently focusing on representing clients in Post-Conviction Relief cases. A 2012 graduate of the University of Oregon with a major in International Studies and a focus on International Development and African Studies, Emily furthered her education w...
Graduated 2005
B. Jasmine Park
International Studies
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B. Jasmine Park, Ph.D., is a principal researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). With nearly two decades of experience, she has conducted extensive educational research using both national and international data. Dr. Park has produced over 65 reports, including NCES reports, book cha...
Graduated 2023
Jacqueline Paul
Political Science, Minors in Spanish and Planning, Public Policy & Management
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Jacqueline was a Legislative Scholar during her time at the University of Oregon. Jacqueline was granted two Career Path certificates, Global Engagement and Public Policy & Political Action, for completing coursework in the respective fields from the UO Political Science Department. Since gradua...
Graduated 2005
Lindsay Pepper
International Studies
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Lindsay Pepper is the Director of Student and Scholar Services at University of Oregon, where she provides immigration support to any faculty, staff, and scholars who require a visa to work or conduct research at the university. Lindsay has worked in international education since 2013, and has spent...
Graduated 2016
Katalin Plummer
Marine Biology, Spanish
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Katalin combined her love of science and language at the University of Oregon (2016, cum laude) by studying marine biology and Spanish. Her degree combination set her up perfectly for intertidal invertebrate ecology and marine science education in beautiful Chile. Always looking for the next challen...
Graduated 2022
Celeste Pritchett
Finance, Global Business Certification, and Minors in Spanish, Economics
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Celeste Pritchett has a job title as a billing Analyst. I have worked with people around the world to better understand their financial abilities for short-term and long-term potential. She has used her skills from her global business classes to communicate with clients in circumstances that are mor...
Graduated 2016
Tiffany Prizzi
International Studies
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Tiffany is the Assistant Director of Global Learning at Washington State University. After studying abroad as a Duck, she changed her career track to work in higher education and help other first-gen students experience studying abroad. Tiffany currently sits as the Chair-Elect for NAFSA Region 1....
Graduated 2016
Carina Quintanilla
International Studies
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Carina Quintanilla is the Chicas Program Manager at Adelante Mujeres. Over nearly seven years, her contributions have been integral to the growth of the Chicas Program, significantly expanding its reach and impact on youth. With her support, the program has continued to achieve a remarkable 100% hig...
Graduated 2016
Tarik Richardson
History (African American Concentration)/African Studies & Religious Studies
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Dr. Tarik Richardson is an Africologist and a Professor of African American & Diaspora Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, the nation's on Catholic HBCU. In 2015 Dr. Richardson, an undergraduate at the University of Oregon and a Gilman Scholar, traveled to the East Coast of Africa to stud...
Graduated 1993
Philip Robinson
History, Russian and Eastern European Studies
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Philip Robinson is Director of Software Development and Selector in Linguistics at Cornell University Library. After graduating from the University of Oregon with an MA in History, he pursued a PhD at Georgetown University in Russian history but decided to switch gears and start a tech career in DC....
Graduated 1982
Matthew Rouse - 罗迈德
East Asian Languages & Literature, Chinese
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Matthew is VP Greater China and a member Global Executive Committee with dsm-firmenich TTH (Taste, Texture & Health). From Portland, currently based in Shanghai, he has been in the Flavor & Fragrance industry since 1988, primarily in China. Responsible for the Creation and Manufacture of cor...
Graduated 2013
Scarlett Sañudo Cox
Spanish, Psychology
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Scarlett Sañudo Cox is an admissions advisor at IE University. Scarlett has lived in 5 countries, has an LLM in humanitarian law and human rights, and an MA in Peace and Conflict studies. She has focused her studies on capacity building, children’s rights, and peace negotiations. Her philosophy is t...
Graduated 2018
Amy Schenk
International Studies
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Head of Stakeholder Engagement at British Embassy WashingtonWhen Amy Schenk first decided that she wanted to engage in policymaking, she thought it would require becoming a lawyer. Instead, Schenk began her efforts in diplomacy in student government, right here at the UO. Schenk was elected ASUO pre...
Graduated 2005
Ava Setzer
Global Studies & Business Marketing
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Ava Setzer has enjoyed a 20+ year career with Hilton Worldwide, spanning hotel operations and sales. Her most recent success has been in enterprise account management, supporting the growth of meeting and convention business with key organizations at more than 7,500 hotels across the globe. ...
Graduated 2012
Kyle Shernuk
Chinese Studies
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Kyle Shernuk is an Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature & Culture at Georgetown University. Since completing his MA degree at UO in 2012, he went on to earn his PhD from Harvard University (2020) and serve as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University's Council on East Asian Studies (2...
Graduated 2022
Genevieve Slaton
Chinese, Global Health
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Genevieve Slaton is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Chinese language and Global Health. During her time in college, she participated in the Chinese flagship program, lived on the Chinese floor in Global Scholars hall, presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium discussing Uyghur Mu...
Graduated 2008
Arly Smith-Pearson
Linguistics, Spanish
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Arly Smith-Pearson is an Attorney at Philadelphia Legal Assistance. Arly represents survivors of family violence in family law matters that include child custody, child and spousal support, protection from abuse, and divorce. She focuses on representing immigrants and limited English proficiency cli...
Graduated 2017
Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
Journalism, International Studies
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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank is an editor at Le Monde in English, helping bring the coverage of France's leading newspaper to a broader audience. After graduating from the University of Oregon, she interned at the Chicago Tribune among other publications, and completed a joint master's in journalism and i...
Graduated 2023
Carolina Stewart
French, Global Studies (International Nonprofit Management)
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Carolina Stewart graduated from the University of Oregon in 2023 Summa Cum Laude. After graduation, she earned a Master's of Nonprofit Management in 2024 as a double duck. She has been working in development for a local organization and is looking to spread her wings internationally....
Graduated 1989
Michele Tarnow
Journalism & International Studies BA, Sociology PhD ABD
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Michele Tarnow is the Founder and CEO of Alliance Care Technologies (ACT) a digital health technology company. ACT’s driving vision is to provide world class connected care across the continuum of care. Michele has assembled a team of visionary physician entrepreneurs to create technology solutions ...
Graduated 2011
Supacha Thongsuwan
International Studies
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Inspired by the importance of global connections, Supacha Thongsuwan's journey has been shaped by international education and cultural exchange experiences as a first-generation Thai American immigrant. Supacha is a Program Manager at VML, one of the largest marketing and advertising agencies in the...
Graduated 2007
Jeremy Tran
International Studies
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Jeremy Tran graduated from the University of Oregon in 2007 and is the Founder of Sainha and Co-founder of Asia Sustainable Travel. Jeremy is an award-winning brand, marketing, and strategy communications expert recognized for combining forward-oriented visions, digital innovation, and entrepreneuri...
Graduated 1999
Megan Turner Baxter
Education, Spanish
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My name is Megan Turner Baxter. I majored in Educational Studies and Spanish, which led to a wonderful and rewarding career as a teacher in Hillsboro, Oregon. I just finished my 23rd year! I began my career in a 5/6 elementary school class at a Title 1 school, where I used my linguistic skills every...
Graduated 1985
Andrea Van Landingham
International Studies, French
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Andrea Van Landingham is partner and Vice President of Business Development for industrial optics leader Theia Technologies. Andrea has over 30 years of technical product marketing and sales experience in the U.S. and abroad. She believes that marketing and sales are the art of providing the right p...
Graduated 2010
Shelley Villalobos
Journalism and Communications, Minor in Spanish
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Shelley Villalobos is a communications and program management professional focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation within the forestry sector. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communications in 2010 with a minor in Spanish and subsequently earned a graduate certificate in...
Graduated 2013
Sam Vogel
International Business, Finance
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Sam Vogel is a Principle Product Manager at Nike focused on delivering industry-leading digital products to support the Nike Merchandising and Product Creation teams globally. After graduation, Sam worked in Brazil doing Supply Chain Consulting before returning to Oregon to start his career at Nike ...
Graduated 2012
Katherine Von Ofenheim
International Studies, Geography
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Katherine Von Ofenheim boasts a background in education and youth leadership which later translated into a career in program development for universities and nonprofits with a focus on the Middle East.Her interest in public policy and the Middle East began at the UO after she chose Arabic to fulfill...
Graduated 1992
Ericka Warren
East Asian Studies
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Ericka Warren, MBA is the principal of Evolucion Group Consulting and facilitator for Try Excellence. She has vast experience as a national community leader, educator, and coach. Ericka serves as a strategic advisor for equity and community engagement to the Oregon Department of Transportation I5 Ro...
Graduated 2006
David Weed
Double Major in Spanish and Psychology
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David Weed is a published poet and author. He has worked as a Special Education Teacher in Honolulu, Hawaii. He currently tours as a Stand-Up Comedian and is a fixture in the Portland Comedy Scene. He has videos and music viewable through YouTube (@davidweedlove)....
Graduated 2023
Porter-Scott Wheeler
Global Studies
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Porter S. Wheeler is currently a Peace Corps Education Volunteer serving in the Dominican Republic. He helps elementary school students improve their Spanish literacy levels. Additionally, his writing has been published in The Nation Magazine, DSA’s The Activist, and UO’s own The Daily Emerald. As a...
Graduated 2018
Larissa Williams
Spanish, Psychology (Prevention Science)
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Larissa Williams is a Public Health Informaticist at Oregon Health Authority where she strives to improve the health of Oregonians by facilitating equitable data science. Larissa oversees the exchange of information between hospitals and public health practitioners monitoring for serious health-rela...
Graduated 1988
Kathryn Yap
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A member of the Who’s Who in the Asia Pacific region and named on BusinessWeek’s Top 50 of the World’s Most Influential Headhunters, Kathryn Yap specializes in CEO and C-suite executive searches. Kathryn Yap has been a panel speaker at World Economic Forum on East Asia 2009 on the topic Brain G...