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Brianne Holden, M.A. — 2017

Brianne graduates from the M.A. program in early Winter 2017, with a focus on international education. The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) honored Brianne during her last term as a highly promising graduate student in the field of international education. She received ...

Elisabeth Lefebvre, M.A. — 2012

Since completing her M.A. in 2012, Elisabeth (Beth) Lefebvre earned her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota, successfully defending her dissertation entitled “‘What was best for a white child need not be the same for a dark ...

Brian Swarts, M.A. — 2006

Brian is currently the Director of Pepperdine University’s Washington, D.C. campus where he runs an  interdisciplinary program in global leadership, focused on public policy and international affairs.  He is pictured here in Morocco on the international study tour he took in Fall 2016 with ...

Julia Daly, B.A. — 2010

After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2010 with a BA in International Studies and a minor in Spanish, Julia decided to pursue a Masters in Development Practice from Trinity College Dublin from 2012 – 2014. In 2013, Julia traveled to Rwanda to work alongside conservationists in the ...

Hayley Bridwell, B.A. — 2015

Hayley Bridwell graduated with a B.A. in 2015.  “I’ve done a few things since I’ve graduated. I moved up to Seattle and volunteered with the IRC (International Rescue Committee) for about 10 months (June 2015-Mar 2016) and then this summer I rode a bicycle across the country. I have ...

Gary Metts, B.A. — 2004

Gary recounts the impact that his INTL experience has had on his life: “Getting my degree from UO in INTL in 2004 was an achievement that, I believe, gave me a great start in ‘adult life’ and what I learned during my time as a duck has led to the success and happiness I now enjoy! ...

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 ...

Mariah Grant, B.A. — 2010

Mariah Grant, Human Rights Consultant “Upon graduating in 2010 I earned my Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia-Pacific) from the University of Sydney in Australia. As part of the program I also studied at Mahidol University in Bangkok and conducted thesis field research ...

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 ...
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