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2008-2009

Graciela M. Mercedes (Meche) Lu — MA 2009

Graciela has been a Staff Scientist at Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) since 2013. In her current role, Meche provides on-site support for air, water, and soil quality analysis, and expert opinion on environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and environmental health. Her work with ELAW ...

Grad Year Looking a Little Empty?!

Did you graduate this year? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please send us anything you’d like us to know and/or share. It can be about anything! Graduate school? Profession? Personal life? Travels? Peace Corps? NGO work? Anything you would like people to know about your experience ...

Elizabeth James, B.A. – 2009

“I graduated with a BA in INTL and a minor in African Studies in 2009. Five years ago, after spending some time working and living in New York City, I moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In May 2016 I graduated with my MSc in Corporate Communication at University of Amsterdam (the programme ...

Elena Bogolyubova, M.A. — 2010

Elena Bogolyubova has been very busy since graduating in 2010 with a concurrent M.A. degree in International Studies and PPPM. Elena served as research assistant in a USAID project on child welfare in Ukraine and taught internationally focused courses in the Family and Human Services Program at the ...

Sam Burke, B.A. — 2009

After graduating from the International Studies program at the University of Oregon in 2009, Sam Burke served in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua for two years, and then worked for a while with a community economic development start up NGO in the Dominican Republic. In 2016, he graduated from SIT ...

Lydia Boaz, B.A. — 2009

Lydia Boaz, Founder of Boaz Organization for Youth “Since graduation, I moved to New York City and obtained a Master’s in Social Work, with a focus on work with immigrants and refugees. In January 2016, I founded the Boaz Organization for Youth, to serve immigrant and refugee youth who ...

Bevan Flansburg, B.A. — 2008

Bevan Flansburg, Deputy Director of International Programs, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) “I received a BA in International Studies from the UO program several years ago. After graduating I went to Morocco for an internship with a USAID Parliament Support ...